Chromis (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, the name Chromis may refer to:

  • Chromis, name shared by four defenders of Thebes against the Seven:
    • Chromis, son of a Phoenician woman named Dryope and a descendant of Cadmus. His mother became a Maenad when she was pregnant with him, and gave birth to him while dragging a sacred bull by the horns. He was one of the fifty warriors that laid an ambush against Tydeus but were killed by him.[6]
    • Chromis, killed by Amphiaraus.[7]
    • Chromis, killed by Tydeus.[8]
    • Chromis, who slew Ion and was himself killed by Antiphōs.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bibliotheca Epitome of Book 4, 3. 34
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad, 2. 858
  3. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5. 103
  4. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 11. 675
  5. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 6. 346
  6. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 2. 613 - 628
  7. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 7. 714
  8. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 8. 476
  9. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 9. 252