- For other uses of Dryas or Drias see Dryas (disambiguation), Drias (disambiguation), Dryad (disambiguation), and Hamadryad (disambiguation).
1. Dryas was the son of King Lycurgus, king of the Edoni in Thrace. He was killed when Lycurgus went insane and mistook him for a mature trunk of ivy, a plant holy to the god Dionysus, whose cult Lycurgus was attempting to extirpate.
3. Dryas, a leader of the Lapiths against the Centaurs, and a participant of the battle that began at the wedding of Pirithous and Hippodamia, where he killed the Centaur Rhoetus, who had killed his fellow Lapiths Corythus and Euagrus just before that. In Iliad 1, Nestor numbers Dryas among an earlier generation of heroes of his youth, "the strongest men that Earth has bred, the strongest men against the strongest enemies, a savage mountain-dwelling tribe [i. e. the Centaurs] whom they utterly destroyed", and call him "shepherd of the people". No trace of such an oral tradition, which Homer's listeners would have recognized in Nestor's allusion, survived in literary epic.
4. Dryas, the son of Ares or of Iapetus. He was involved in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar. His brother, Tereus, having heard the prophecy that his son was to be killed by a relative and falsely believing that it was Dryas whom the oracle indicated, murdered him (whereas the son was actually murdered by Procne).
9. Dryas, son of Orion, a chieftain from Tanagra. He brought 1000 archers with him to defend Thebes against the Seven. Ares made use of the fact that Dryas shared his father's hate of Artemis and her followers, and turned him against Parthenopaeus and his Arcadian contingent. Upon killing Parthenopaeus, Dryas was himself felled by an unknown hand.
- Homer calls him mainomenos, "mad", from the same root as "Maenad" Iliad 4.130-40.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 5. 1
- Homer, Iliad, 6. 130
- Hyginus, Fabulae, 132
- Sophocles, Antigone, 955
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12. 290 ff
- Shield of Heracles, 179
- Homer, Iliad 1.263
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 1. 8. 2
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8. 307
- Hyginus, Fabulae, 159, 173.
- Hyginus, Fabulae, 45
- Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 14
- Parthenius, Love Romances, 6
- Conon, Narrations, 10
- Parthenius, Love Romances, 27
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 2. 1. 5
- Hyginus, Fabulae, 170
- CALIADNE : Naiad nymph of the Nile in Egypt ; Greek mythology : KALIADNE
- Statius, Thebaid, 7. 255 ff
- Statius, Thebaid, 9.841 ff
- Quintus Smyrnaeus, The Fall of Troy, 11.90