Lampus

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In Greek mythology, Lampus or Lampos (Greek: Λάμπος), a Greek verb meaning glitter or shine, may refer to:

Human

Canine (dog)

Equine (horse)

  • Lampus, one of the two horses that drove the chariot of Eos, the other one being Phaethon[8]
  • Lampus, one of the four horses of Helios, alongside Erythreus, Acteon and Philogeus.[9]
  • Lampus, one of the four horses of Hector, alongside Aethon, Xanthus and Podarges[10]
  • Lampus, one of the mares of Diomedes[11]

Other uses[edit]

Lampos is used as a surname of many families in Greece. Otherwise:

  • Lampus is also the name of a Macedonian horse breeder and Olympic victor, whose statue Pausanias describes in his Description of Greece.[12]
  • Lampos is also the fictitious name of a sacred site in the parish of Rennes-les-Bains (Aude), France, given by the priest Henri Boudet in his work La Vraie Langue Celtique (1886).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Homer, Iliad 3, 147; 20. 238
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 12. 3
  3. ^ Dictys Cretensis, 4. 22
  4. ^ Homer, Iliad, 15. 525
  5. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 1. 5
  6. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 2. 623
  7. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 181
  8. ^ Homer, Iliad, 23. 246; Tzetzes, Posthomerica, 138; on Lycophron 17
  9. ^ Fulgentius, Mythologies, 1. 12
  10. ^ Homer, Iliad, 8. 185
  11. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 30
  12. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6.4.10