|Parents||Pelops and Axioche|
|Siblings||Atreus, Thyestes, Pittheus and many more|
In Greek mythology, Chrysippus (/ -/,; Greek: Χρύσιππος, romanized: Khrýsippos, lit. 'golden horse') was a divine hero of Elis in the Peloponnesus (Greece), sometimes referred to as Chrysippus of Pisa.
Chrysippus was kidnapped by the Theban prince Laius, his tutor, who was escorting him to the Nemean Games, where the boy planned to compete. Instead, Laius carried him off to Thebes and raped him, a crime for which he, his city, and his family were later punished by the gods. Others named as Chrysippus' kidnappers Zeus and even Theseus. In one version Chrysippus' father Pelops, following his son's abduction, curses Laius to be killed by one of his own children.
Chrysippus's death was related in various ways. One author who cites Peisandros as his source claims that he killed himself with his sword out of shame. Hellanicus of Lesbos and Thucydides writes that he was killed out of jealousy by Atreus and Thyestes, his half-brothers, who cast him into a well. This is usually on their mother Hippodamia's suggestion; after Pelops blamed her for Chrysippus' demise, she killed herself or withdrew to Midea in the Argolid.
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