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Zarex (Ancient Greek: Ζάρηξ) is the name of a hero of Ancient Greek mythology, son of Carystus or Carycus, grandson of Chiron.[1] He is credited with having learned the music of Apollo, and having founded the town of Zarex in Laconia; he also had a heroon at Eleusis, next to that of Hippothoon.[2] There also was a mountain on Euboea thought to be named after him.[3] He married Rhoeo and adopted her son by Apollo, Anius, who had been raised by his divine father .[4]


  1. ^ "ZAREX, Greek Mythology Index". Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 38. 4 = Pausanias (1900). Pausanias' Description of Greece, Volume 1. Harvard University: G. Bell. p. 75.
  3. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 373
  4. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 580