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In Greek mythology, Lycorus pronounced lahy-ker-is,[1] or Lycoreus was a son of Apollo and the nymph Corycia.[2] After him a city was named Lycoreia (later Delphi, after Delphus, great-grandson of Lycorus). He was father of Hyamus.[3]

The name Lycoreus may also refer to:

In modern fiction, one bearer of the name is Licorus Black, wizard in Harry Potter, the first known member of the Noble House of Black.


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  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 161
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10. 6. 3
  4. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 51
  5. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 7. 715