Dryops reigned in the neighborhood of Mount Oeta and was believed to have given his name to the people Dryopes; the people, original inhabitants of the country from the valley of the Spercheius and Thermopylae, as far as Mount Parnassus. They retained the name after having transferred to Asine in Peloponnesus. The Asinaeans in Messenia worshipped him as their ancestral hero. His heroum there was adorned with a very archaic statue of the hero.
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