Hyperes

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In Greek mythology, the name Hyperes (Ὑπέρης, gen. Ὑπέρητος) may refer to:

  • Hyperes, a son of Poseidon and the Pleiad Alcyone, and brother of Anthas. The brothers reigned over what later became Troezen and were founders of the cities Hyperea and Anthea respectively.[1] Two brands of Troezenian wine, Anthedonias and Hypereias, were believed to have been named after certain "Anthus and Hyperus", who apparently are the same figures.[2] See also Hyperenor.
  • Hyperes, son of Melas and Eurycleia. He lived by a spring which was named Hypereia after him.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 30. 8
  2. ^ Athenaeus, Banquet of The Learned, 1. 31C, referring to Aristotle. Cf. also Plutarch, Quaestiones Graecae, 19, for citation of likely the same passage from Aristotle, and a story of a brother and a sister, Anthus and Hypera, taken from Mnasigeiton.
  3. ^ Scholia on Pindar, Pythian Ode 4. 221c
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Hyperēsia