Idmon

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In Greek mythology, Idmon was an Argonaut seer. Allegedly a son of Apollo, he had Abas (or Ampycus) as his mortal father.[1] His mother was Asteria, daughter of Coronus, or Cyrene, or else Antianeira, daughter of Pheres. By Laothoe he had a son Thestor.[2][3] Idmon foresaw his own death in the Argonaut expedition, but joined anyway. During the outbound voyage of Argo, a boar killed him in the land of the Mariandyni, in Bithynia.[2][4][5]

In 559 BC the citizens of Megara Heraclea (today's Eregli) built a temple over Idmon's grave.

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The name Idmon may also refer to:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argonautica Orphica, 185–187; 721
  2. ^ a b Hyginus, Fabulae, 14
  3. ^ Scholia on Argonautica, 1. 39
  4. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.815–834
  5. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 9. 23
  6. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 1. 5
  7. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6. 8
  8. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 75
  9. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 3. 399

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