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In greek mythology, Amythaon (Ancient Greek: Ἀμυθάων) was a son of Cretheus and Tyro and brother of Aeson and Pheres.[1] He dwelt at Pylos in Messenia, and by Idomene, his niece, or by Aglaia became the father of Bias, Melampus, and Aeolia.[2][3] According to Pindar, he and several other members of his family went to Iolcus to intercede with Pelias on behalf of Jason.[4] Pausanias mentions him among those to whom the restoration of the Olympic Games was ascribed.[5] A part of Elis was thought to have been named Amythaonia after him.[6]

References

  1. Homer, Odyssey, 11. 255-260
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 9. 11
  3. Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 68. 3.
  4. Pindar, Pythian Ode 4. 220
  5. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5. 8. 2
  6. Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Amythaonia, citing Rhianus

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).

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