Eurytus

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For the Pythagorean philosopher, see Eurytus (Pythagorean).

Eurytus (/ˈjʊərtəs/), Erytus (Greek: Ἔρυτος), or Eurytos (Εὔρυτος) is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, and of at least one historical figure.

King of Oechalia[edit]

King Eurytus of Oechalia, Thessaly, was the son of Melaneus and either Stratonice or the eponymous heroine Oechalia.

He married Antiope, daughter of Pylon (son of Naubolus) and had these children: Iphitus, Clytius, Toxeus, Deioneus, Molion, Didaeon, and a very beautiful daughter, Iole.

According to Homer, Eurytus became so proud of his archery skills that he challenged Apollo. The god killed Eurytus for his presumption.

A more familiar version of Eurytus' death involves a feud with Heracles.[1]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurytus". Mlahanas.de. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  2. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 52 - 56
  3. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 9. 16
  4. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 14, 160, 173
  5. ^ CALYDONIAN BOAR : Giant boar of Aetolia, labor Meleager ; Greek mythology ; pictures : HUS KALYDONIOS
  6. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 10. 5
  7. ^ Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis, 253ff.; Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy, 8.111
  8. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5. 79 ff
  9. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 30
  10. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 6. 2
  11. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12. 220 & 235 ff
  12. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 10. 499

Sources[edit]

  • March, J., Cassell's Dictionary Of Classical Mythology, London, 1999. ISBN 0-304-35161-X