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Amykos Argonautes Cdm Paris 442

Amycus punished, red-figured Lucanian hydria, end of 4th century BCE, Cabinet des Médailles.

In Greek mythology, Amycus (Ancient Greek: Ἄμυκος) was the son of Poseidon and Melia. He was a boxer and King of the Bebryces, a mythical people in Bithynia. Polydeuces beat him in a boxing match when the Argonauts passed through Bithynia.[1][2][3][4] He was also a prominent Trojan during the Trojan War. He married Theona and had one son named Mimas.[5] He followed Aeneas to Italy, where he was killed by Turnus.[6]

In popular culture

  • Amycus Carrow, a Death Eater in the Harry Potter series, is named after Amycus.

References

  1. Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica, 2. 1.ff & 2. 94 ff with scholia
  2. Bibliotheca 1. 9. 20
  3. Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae, 17
  4. Argonautica Orphica, 657 ff
  5. Virgil, Aeneid, 10. 702
  6. Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 509

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