Charops (mythology)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In Greek mythology, the name Charops or Charopus ("bright-eyed") may refer to:

  • A Thracian, father of Oeagrus. He warned Dionysus of Lycurgus plotting against him, and was granted in reward with the knowledge of secret rites; the kingdom of Thrace was also handed over to him after the defeat of Lycurgus.[5]
  • A surname of Heracles, under which he had a statue near mount Laphystion on the spot where he was believed to have brought forth Cerberus from Hades.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Homer, Iliad, 2. 672
  2. ^ Bibliotheca Epitome of Book 4, 3. 13
  3. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 53. 2
  4. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1011
  5. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 3. 65 4 - 6
  6. ^ Homer, Iliad, 11. 426
  7. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13. 260
  8. ^ Suda s. v. Oiēthēn
  9. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 181
  10. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 34. 5