Olynthus (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Olynthus was a son of Heracles and Bolbe, from whom the ancient city of Olynthus, and the river Olynthus near Apollonia, were believed to have received their name according to Athenaeus.[1] According to Conon[2] and Stephanus of Byzantium[3] Olynthus was son of king Strymon. When he had been killed during the chase by a lion, his brother Brangas buried him on the spot where he had fallen, and called the town which he subsequently built there Olynthus.


  1. ^ viii. p. 334
  2. ^ Narrat. 4
  3. ^ Ethnika s.v. Olynthus

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.