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Ampyx (Greek: Ἄμπυξ) has several meanings; in hair care, an ampyx is a headband, often made of metal. In Greek mythology, there were a number of figures with the name Ampyx, Amycus or Ampycus (alt. "Ampykos").

  • Ampyx is an ancestor of Patreas, the founder of Patrae. He appears in Pausanias's Description of Greece.[6]

In paleontology, Ampyx is a genus of asaphid trilobite from the Middle Ordovician.


  1. ^ Orpheus. Argonautica, 948.
  2. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, 5.17.10.
  3. ^ Hyginus. Fabulae. Book 14, 128.
  4. ^ Ovid. Metamorphoses. Book 5, 110.
  5. ^ Ovid. Metamorphoses. Book 12, 450.
  6. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, 7.18.5.