The men of Asine
are the only members of the race of the Dryopes to pride themselves on the name to this day. The case is very different with the Euboeans of Styra
. They too are Dryopes in origin, who took no part in the battle with Heracles, as they dwelt at some distance from the city. Yet the people of Styra
disdain the name of Dryopes, just as the Delphians have refused to be called Phocians. But the men of Asine
take the greatest pleasure in being called Dryopes, and clearly have made the most holy of their sanctuaries in memory of those which they once had, established on Parnassus
. For they have both a temple of Apollo and again a temple and ancient statue of Dryops, whose mysteries they celebrate every year, saying that he is the son of Apollo.