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In Greek mythology, Solymus (Solymos) was the ancestral hero and eponym of the tribe Solymi in Pisidia, Lycia. He was a son of either Zeus or Ares; his mother's name is variously given as Chaldene, Caldene "daughter of Pisidus", Calchedonia or Chalcea "the nymph".[1][2][3][4]

Solymus is known to have been married to his own sister Milye, also a local eponymous heroine. A certain Cragus is given as Milye's second husband.[5]

A possibly different Solymus is mentioned by Ovid as a Phrygian companion of Aeneas and eponym of Sulmona.[6]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Pisidia
  2. ^ Etymologicum Magnum, 721. 43, under Solymoi
  3. ^ Antimachus in scholia on Homer, Odyssey, 5. 283
  4. ^ Clement of Rome in Rufinus of Aquileia, Recognitiones, 10. 21
  5. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Milyai; concerning Cragus, see also Praxidikai
  6. ^ Ovid, Fasti, 4. 79