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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
e Sirens,About the Argonauts and
the Sirens, see Ap. Rhod., Argon. iv.891-921; Orphica, Argonautica
1270- 1297; Hyginus, Fab. 14. Orpheus restrained the
Argonauts by chanting a counter-melody. Butes alone swam off to the Sirens, but Aphrodite
carried him away and settled him in Lilybaeum.
After the Sirens, the ship encountered Charybdis and Scylla and the Wandering Rocks,Compare Ap. Rhod., Argon. iv.922ff. These
Wandering Rocks are supposed to be the Lipari
islands, two of which are still active volcanoes. above which a great flame and
smoke were seen rising. But Thetis with the Nereids steered the ship through them at the
summons of Hera.
Having passed by the Island of Thrinacia, where are the kine of the Sun,Compare Ap. Rhod., Argon. iv.964-979, according to
whom the kine of the Sun were milk-white, with golden horns. they came to
Corcyra, the island of the Phaeacians, of which
Alcinous was king