The people of Asine
originally adjoined the Lycoritae on Parnassus
. Their name, which they maintained after their arrival in Peloponnese
, was Dryopes, from their founder. Two generations after Dryops, in the reign of Phylas, the Dryopes were conquered in battle by Heracles and brought as an offering to Apollo at Delphi
. When brought to Peloponnese
according to the god's instructions to Heracles, they first occupied Asine
. They were driven thence by the Argives and lived in Messenia
. This was the gift of the Lacedaemonians, and when in the course of time the Messenians were restored, they were not driven from their city by the Messenians.