Erymanthus (name)

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In Greek mythology, the name Erymanthus (Ἑρύμανθος) may refer to:

  • Son of Aristas, father of Arrhon, and grandfather of Psophis (male); alternately, son of Arcas, father of Xanthus, and again grandfather of Psophis (female).[2]
  • Son of Apollo, who spied on Aphrodite making love to Adonis and was blinded by the angry goddess. Apollo took revenge on Aphrodite by changing himself into a boar and killing Adonis (but see Erymanthian Boar).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aelian, Various Histories, 2. 33
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 24. 1
  3. ^ Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History, 1 in Photius, Myrobiblion, 190