Dryops (Oeta)

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In Greek mythology, Dryops /ˈdr.ɒps/ was a son of the river god Spercheus and the Danaid Polydora. He reigned in the neighborhood of Mount Oeta[1] and was believed to have given his name to the people Dryopes; the people, original inhabitants of the banks of River Spercheios, retained the name after having transferred to Asine in Peloponnesus.[2][3]

Dryops had one daughter, Dryope,[1] and also a son Cragaleus.[4]


  1. ^ a b Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 32
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4. 34. 9
  3. ^ Strabo, Geography, 8. 6. 13
  4. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 4