Ascalaphus of Orchomenus

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In Greek mythology, Ascalaphus or Askalaphus (/əˈskæləfəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀσκάλαφος Askalaphos), was son of Ares[1] and Astyoche. Ascalaphus (sometimes Askalaphus) was king of Orchomenus, and twin brother of Ialmenos. He and his twin were counted among the Argonauts[2] and the suitors of Helen[3][4], and led the Orchomenian contingent in the Trojan War[5], where Deiphobos threw a spear and killed him.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 159
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.16
  3. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.10.8
  4. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 81
  5. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 97
  6. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 113

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.
  • Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924. . Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1920. ISBN 978-0198145318. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.