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- Abas, the son of Poseidon and Arethusa. A Thracian by birth, Abas founded a tribe known as the Abantians or Abantes. Abas and his Abantian followers migrated to the island of Euboea, where he subsequently reigned as king. He was father of Canethus and Chalcodon, and through the latter grandfather of Elephenor, who is known to have accidentally killed him. Also given as Abas' children are Alcon, Arethusa and Dias, of whom the latter was said to have founded a city Athenae on Euboea.
- Abas, an Argive seer, son of Melampus and Iphianeira. He was the father of Coeranus, Idmon, and Lysimache.
- Abas, a son of Metaneira who was changed by Demeter into a lizard, because he mocked the goddess when she had come on her wanderings into the house of her mother, and drank eagerly to quench her thirst. Other traditions relate the same story of a boy, Ascalabus, and call his mother Misme.
- Abas, a defender of Thebes against the Seven. He and his sons Cydon and Argus were killed in the battle.
- Abas, a captain whose ship was routed in the storm off Carthage.
- Abas, an Etruscan ally from Populonia in the war against the Rutulians and the Latians.
- ↑ Hyginus, Fabulae, 157
- ↑ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 79
- ↑ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1034
- ↑ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Athēnai
- ↑ Bibliotheca 1. 9. 13
- ↑ Hyginus, Fabulae, 14
- ↑ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 43. 5
- ↑ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5. 126
- ↑ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 14. 505
- ↑ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5. 450
- ↑ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 23
- ↑ Statius, Thebaid, 7. 646; 9. 758
- ↑ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12. 306
- ↑ Homer, Iliad, 5. 148
- ↑ Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy, 11. 81
- Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Abas". in William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. pp. 1–2. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=moa;cc=moa;idno=acl3129.0001.001;q1=abas;size=l;frm=frameset;seq=16.
- Greek Mythology Link - Dictionary: Abarbarea to Aetius
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).
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