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In Greek mythology, Amphissus was the product of Apollo's rape of Dryope. He eventually built a temple to his father in the city he founded, Amphissa.

Apollo found Dryope tending her sheep on a mountainside. He hid behind a tree and watched her. He disguised himself as a turtle in order for her to like him. She claimed the turtle as hers. When she fell asleep Apollo raped her. She woke up only to be found in the arms of a god. This is how she came with child, Amphissus.