80 ff (trans. ], Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. . 16 (trans. They [the Athenians] also sent envoys to Lakedaimon (Lacedaemon), who were to upbraid the Lakedaimonians for permitting the barbarian to invade Attika (Attica) and not helping the Athenians to meet him in Boiotia (Boeotia) . Kellagh ~ War, strife. 222 ff (trans. Acrisius. Hyacinthus, son of Oebalus, whom Apollo loved. Hermes : Plus, these women inspired many stories and legends that are told all around the world. "[During the historic Persian War.] Now Titan was about midway, betwixt the coming and the banished night, and stood at equal distance from those two extremes. Apollon : No. Some traditions relate that he was beloved also by Boreas or Zephyrus, who, from jealousy of Apollo, drove the discus of the god against the head of the youth, and thus killed him. The painting tells us that the hair of the youth is ‘hyacinthine,’ and that his blood, taking on life in the earth, has given the flower its own crimson colour. He stands there, covering with a purple mantle the left side of his body, which is also drawn back, and he supports his right hand on a spear, the hip being thrown forward and the right side exposed to view, and this bare arm permits us to describe what is visible. They crossed the Aegean Sea to Asia Minor to lay siege to Troy and de… 4 : Ovid, Metamorphoses 10. . : ], Bion, Poems 11 (trans. (Serv. Platnauer) (Roman poetry C4th A.D.) : Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd A.D.) : Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 271 (trans. Thou, too, Narcissus, hast a name in the trim gardens, unhappy thou in that thou hadst not a double of thyself. `I can see in your sad wound my own guilt, and you are my cause of grief and self-reproach. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : My first thought was of revenge; I lodged an arrow in Zephyros, and pursued his flight to the mountain. [1.1] MAGNES (Hesiod Great Eoiae Frag 16) "[Ostensibly a description of an ancient Greek painting :] Hyakinthos (Hyacinthus). 3 - 5 : lived in the region of Thessalia (Thessaly), in the land which men called after him Magnesia. Gaia is depicted as nature or the Earth. c. 320 B.C. :] Now the Lakedaimonians (Lacedaemonians), as the festival of Hyakinthos was approaching, made a truce of forty days with the men of Eira [in Messenia]. 1. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : One [Herakles] loved Hylas, another [Apollon] Hyakinthos (Hyacinthus), another [Poseidon] Khrysippos (Chrysippus), another [Zeus] Ganymedes. Brookes More) (Roman epic C1st B.C. ". Smith) (Greek Christian rhetoric C2nd A.D.) : Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Greeks 2 (trans. [2.1] PIEROS & KLEIO (Apollodorus 1.16) ad Apollon. Lachtna ~ Gray, dun. 1. A lout is Zephyros (the West Wind), who was angry with Apollon and caused the discus to strike the youth, and the scene seems a laughing matter to the wind and he taunts the god from his look-out. [1.2] ANTHEIS (Hyginus Fabulae 238) 162 ff (trans. 6 . "And Sparta certainly is proud to honor Hyacinthus as her son; and his loved fame endures; and every year they celebrate his solemn festival. (Apollod. Imag. Tros was relieved that his son would have such an honourable position. The account of Apollodorus is confused: he mentions four, and represents them as married, although they were sacrificed as maidens, whence they are sometimes called simply hai parthenoi. 28; comp. Colin Farrell stars as the young general and Greek king, opposite Angelina Jolie as his conniving mother Olympias (there is always a conniving mother – though the age gap here is unbelievable). And Sparta certainly is proud to honor Hyacinthus as her son; and his loved fame endures; and every year they celebrate his solemn festival. 63; Philostr. Moaned Apollo. p. 1397; Lycurg. iii. Delphi center of the world, had no presiding guardian, while the god frequented the Eurotas and the land of Sparta, never fortified with walls. Brookes More) (Roman epic C1st B.C. 19. Question Posted by Guest on May 12th 2020 Last Modified: Oct 20th 2020. Met. Paris (Ancient Greek: Πάρις), also known as Alexander (Ἀλέξανδρος, Aléxandros), the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, appears in a number of Greek legends. 19. . to C1st A.D.) : According to classical sources, the war began after the abduction (or elopement) of Queen Helen of Sparta by the Trojan prince Paris. . Kealan ~ Slender. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 3. To compensate his father, Zeus offered him the best horses possible, and told him that his son would now be immortal … The Lakedaimonians were at this time celebrating the Hyakinthia (Hyacinthia) (festival of Hyakinthos), and their chief concern was to give the god [Apollon] his due. "Amyklas (Amyclas), son of Lakedaimon (Lacedaemon), wished to leave some memorial behind him, and built a town in Lakonia. (Lucian, l. c; Serv. He was the husband of Andromache and the chief warrior of the Trojan army. "[Ostensibly a description of an ancient Greek painting at Neapolis (Naples) :] Read the hyacinth, for there is writing on it which says it sprang from the earth in honour of a beautiful youth; and it laments him at the beginning of spring, doubtless because it was born from him when he died. What, are you still brooding over that affair of Daphne? iii. Fab. 1 (trans. ", Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. Frazer) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Butterworth) : Frazer) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. [N.B. A Lacedaemonian, who is said to have gone to Athens, and in compliance with an oracle, to have caused his daughters to be sacrificed on the tomb on the Cyclops Geraestus, for the purpose of a learned of delivering the city from famine and the plague, under which it was suffering during the war with Minos. 3 - 5 : Nothing is left me of them but wreaths of their leaves and flowers. 95 ff : With care he lifted the sad huddled form. And they assert that almost all the stars, trees, fountains, and rivers, flowers, animals, and birds, were at one time human beings. ", Lucian, Dialogues of the Gods 17 : Godley) (Greek historian C5th B.C.) "The fresh-flowering garden was laid waste [by a storm], the rosy meadows withered; Zephyros (the West Wind) was beaten by the dry leaves of whirling cypresses. 1 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 4. "On the learned leaves of Apollon's mournful iris [i.e. Ganymede, son of Erichthonius, whom Jove [Zeus] loved. c. 320 B.C. But it bounded back from off the hard earth, and struck full against your face, O Hyacinthus! Those traditions in which they are described as the daughters of Erechtheus confound them with Agraulos, Herse, and Pandrosos (Schol. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 3. 26 (trans. As if Greek mythology couldn't get sexier, Meg Cabot turns it into young adult paranormal romance in her Abandon series. Then Hermes made designs on Apollon's herd of cattle which were grazing in the same place as the cattle of Admetos (Admetus) [i.e. 1. As for Zephyros (the West Wind), how Apollon unintentionally killed Hyakinthos, and the story of the flower, we must be content with the legends, although perhaps they are not true history. Should loving you be called a fault? ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 2. Now this statue of Hyakinthos represents him as bearded, but Nikias (Nicias) [fl. Hector, in Greek legend, the eldest son of the Trojan king Priam and his queen Hecuba. Platnauer) (Roman poetry C4th A.D.) : Colluthus, Rape of Helen 240 ff (trans. Fab. . FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Fab. The kind god tries to warm you back to life, and next endeavors to attend your wound, and stay your parting soul with healing herbs. "[In the temple of Apollon at Amyklai (Amyclae) in Lakedaimonia :] The pedestal of the statue [of Apollon] is fashioned into the shape of an altar and they say that Hyakinthos (Hyacinthus) is buried in it, and at the Hyakinthia (Hyacinthia), before the sacrifice to Apollon, they devote offerings to Hyakinthos as to a hero into this altar through a bronze door, which is on the left of the altar. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 11. According to Parthenius, Apollon's famous love Daphne was a daughter of Amyklas and therefore sister of Hyakinthos. ", Philostratus the Younger, Imagines 14 (trans. "Amyklas (Amyclas) and Lapithes' daughter Diomede had Kynortes (Cynortes) and Hyakinthos (Hyacinthus). 8 (trans. he is not dead? § 8; Hygin. 15. Almost all gods were content with Ganymede, except for Hera, who felt jealousy. Rhod. Brookes More) (Roman epic C1st B.C. Hermes : Who killed him? He sought every remedy, he had recourse to cunning arts, he anointed all the wound, anointed it with ambrosia and with nectar; but all remedies are powerless to heal the wounds of Fate. Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd A.D.) : It is, Apollon. The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson. Hermes : I am busy, Menippos. Narcissus, son of the river Cephisus, who loved himself . Menippos : Where are all the beauties, Hermes? Lasairian ~ A flame. 1 (trans. Apollon : Not mad; it was an accident. s. v.) Some traditions make them the daughters of Erechtheus, and relate that they received their name from the village of Hyacinthus, where they were sacrificed at the time when Athens was attacked by the Eleusinians and Thracians, or Thebans. Later on Apollon, who also loved him, accidentally killed him with a discus. 24; Cic. 1 : And the city being visited with a famine and a pestilence, the Athenians at first, in obedience to an ancient oracle, slaughtered the daughters of Hyakinthos (Hyacinthus), to wit, Antheis, Aigleis (Aegleis), Lytaia (Lytaea), and Orthaia (Orthaea), on the grave of Geraistos (Geraestus), the Kyklops (Cyclops); now Hyakinthos, the father of the damsels, had come from Lakedaimon (Lacedaemon) and dwelt in Athens. They themselves returned home to keep the feast. "Your gods did not abstain from boys. 24 (trans. . Paris, also called Alexandros (Greek: “Defender”), in Greek legend, son of King Priam of Troy and his wife, Hecuba. : Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. The son of Leto for love of the youth promises to give him all he possesses for permission to associate with him; for he will teach him the use of the bow, and music, and understanding the art of prophecy, and not to be unskilful with the lure, and to preside over the contest of the palaestra, and he will grant to him that, riding in the chariot drawn by swans, he should visit all the lands dear to Apollon. 15. Hyacinthus of Therapne], and on its petals the lament remains inscribed. to C1st A.D.) : Ovid, Fasti 5. The discus at his feet ((lacuna)) . Endymion, son of Aetolus, whom Luna [Selene] loved. Greek Mythology Boy Names (Greek God Names) 1. . afterwards, when Aigalos died, to Kynortas (Cynortas). King Priam of Troy was well known for his many offspring, and some ancient sources would claim that he was father to 50 sons and 50 daughters, meaning that Paris had a lot of siblings, although amongst the most famous were Hector, Helenus and Cassandra. 28.) Goddess Power: A Kids' Book of Greek and Roman Mythology: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women. Hyacinthus, a Spartan, killed Antheis his daughter according to an oracle on behalf of the Athenians." 6 . The Prince of Thieves Shifty and nifty, he was an expert in covering his tracks when he hustled and rustled. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 29. "[Menippos, arriving in the underworld, asks the god Hermes to show him the greatest beauties of myth.] PRINCE GLAUCUS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY Glaucus was a common name in Greek mythology, for it was the name given to a sea-god, the father of Bellerophon, and a defender of Troy; Glaucus was also the name of one of the sons of King Minos of Crete. . Ganymede was a Trojan prince in Greek mythology, known for his beauty. 1 - 7. "[In the temple of Apollon at Amyklai (Amyclae) :] Nikias (Nicias) [painter fl. Apollon : Dead. His cattle camouflaging technique came unstuck when Sisyphus branded his cattle — on the bottoms of their hooves. ", Philostratus the Elder, Imagines 1. "Aphrodite, furious with [the Muse] Kleio (Clio). . Adonis, son of Cinyras and Smyrna, whom Venus [Aphrodite] loved. ", Ovid, Metamorphoses 13. Deadly pale the God's face went--as pallid as the boy's. § 4), but according to others a son of Pierus and Clio, or of Oebalus or Eurotas (Lucian, Dial. Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. There are no Gracos, Musers or Hesperados, Our sisters sing no hymns to such desperados. [3.2] AMYKLAS & DIOMEDE (Apollodorus 3.116) 8 (trans. His father was named as either King Magnes of Magnesia or King Pieros of Pieria who ruled the two regions adjacent to the vale. ad Aen. (Suid. He had a son of remarkable beauty, Hymenaios (Hymenaeus). Show me round; I am a new-comer. Though you have died. 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