Greek mythology, Ampyx ( Ancient Greek: Ἄμπυξ) or Ampycus (Greek: Ἄμπυκος Ampykos means "woman's diadem, frontlet") was the name of the following figures:
Ampyx, also called Ampycus or Ampyce
was a seer, the son of  Elatus and possibly of  Hippeia from Titaresia. He fathered Mopsus with the nymph Chloris or Aregonis.   His son Mopsus joined the  Argonauts after he was slain.  Ampyx, father of the seer
Idmon in some texts. Otherwise, Idmon was called the son of  Abas or the god Apollo by Antianeira. Not to be confused with the above-mentioned Ampyx who was the father of another seer, Mopsus. Ampyx or Ampycus, a
Ethiopian priest of Demeter (Ceres). He appears in Ovid's Metamorphoses and was slain by  Phineus during a fight between Phineus and Perseus (see Boast of Cassiopeia), just before Phineus was turned to stone. Ampyx or
Amycus, son of Opinion, was one of the Lapiths who fought the centaurs at Pirithous's wedding. Appears in Ovid's . Metamorphoses  Ampyx, an ancestor of Patreas, the founder of Patrae through his grandson, Agenor who became the grandfather of Patreas. 
Other use [ edit ]
In hair care, an ampyx is a headband, often made of metal.
Hesiod, 180 Shield of Heracles
Hyginus, Fabulae 128
Argonautica Orphica, 127
Argonautica Orphica, 948
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 5.17.10
Hyginus, Fabulae 14
Argonautica Orphica, 721
Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.110
Graeciae Descriptio 7.18.5
References [ edit ]
Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
Hesiod, Shield of Heracles from The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, MA.,Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library Pausanias,
Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses translated by Brookes More (1859-1942). Boston, Cornhill Publishing Co. 1922. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Publius Ovidius Naso,
Metamorphoses. Hugo Magnus. Gotha (Germany). Friedr. Andr. Perthes. 1892. Latin text available at the Perseus Digital Library. , translated by Jason Colavito. © Copyright 2011. The Orphic Argonautica Online version at the Topos Text Project.