Strymon (mythology)

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O: head of river-god Strymon R: trident This coin was struck by Serdi tribe in 187-168 BC or later. It is an overstrike on official Macedonian coin and imitates another Macedonian type.

In Greek mythology, Strymon (/stryˈmɔːn/; Ancient Greek: Στρυμών) was a river-god and son of the Titans Oceanus and his sister-wife Tethys.[1] He was a king of Thrace.[2] By the Muses,[3] Euterpe[4] or Calliope[5] or Terpsichore,[6] he became the father of Rhesus. His other sons were Olynthus[7] and Brangas.[2]

Neaera bore Strymon's daughter, Evadne who became the wife of King Argus.[8] He was also the father of Tereine who mothered Thrassa by the god Ares.[9] Another daughter, Rhodope became the mother of Athos by Poseidon.[10]


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 339
  2. ^ a b Conon, Narrations, 4
  3. ^ Euripides, Rhesus 347
  4. ^ Servius, Commentary on Virgil's Aeneid 1.469
  5. ^ Apollodorus, 1.3.4
  6. ^ Eustathius on Homer, Iliad p. 817
  7. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Olynthus
  8. ^ Apollodorus, 2.1.2
  9. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphosis 21
  10. ^ Scholia on Theocritus, Idyll 7.76


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. {{cite encyclopedia}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)