Amphion building Thebes with the power of music, from a 1655 engraving
Amphion, son of Zeus and Antiope, and twin brother of Zethus (see Amphion and Zethus). Together, they are famous for building Thebes. Pausanias recounts an Egyptian legend according to which Amphion employed magic to build the walls of the city. Amphion married Niobe, and killed himself after the loss of his wife and children (the Niobids) at the hands of Apollo and Artemis. Diodorus Siculus calls Chloris his daughter, but the other accounts of her parentage identify her father as another Amphion, the ruler of Minyan Orchomenus (see below).
^/æmˈfaɪ.ɒn/ (Ancient Greek: Ἀμφίων, romanized: Amphīōn "native of two lands",(Graves, p. 669) derived from ἀμφί amphi "on both sides, in all directions, surrounding" as well as "around, about, near", Latin Amphīon, adjective Amphionian)
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