- "Syrus" redirects here. For the 1st-century saint, see Syrus of Pavia. For the Yugioh GX character, see Syrus Truesdale.
According to Corinna and Diodorus Siculus, Sinope was seized by the god Apollo and carried over to the place where later stood the city honouring her name. Diodorus adds that she bore to Apollo a son named Syrus, supposedly afterwards king of the Syrians, who were named after him.
However, the Argonautica and Valerius Flaccus relate that Sinope was abducted to the site by Zeus, who, in his passion, swore to fulfil her dearest wish. Sinope declared she wished to remain a virgin. Sinope later tricked Apollo and the river Halys in the same fashion and remained a virgin all her life.
- Σινώπη, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
- Frag. 654
- Diodorus Siculus, Library, 4.72.2, on Theoi
- Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2.946-951, on Perseus (Greek text)
- Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, 5.109, on Perseus (Latin text)
- Cf. also Dionysius Periegeta 775-779 (eponym)