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After the Telchines, the Heliadæ1 were said, according to fabulous accounts, to have occupied the island. One of these Heliadæ, Cercaphus, and his wife Cydippe had children, who founded the cities called after their names— “‘Lindus, Ialysus, and the white Cameirus.’2” Others say, that Tlepolemus founded them, and gave to them the names of some of the daughters of Danaüs.

1 That is, Children of the Sun. They were seven in number, Cercaphus, Actis, Macareus, Tenages, Triopes, Phaethon, and Ochimus, born of the Sun and of a nymph, or, according to others, of a heroine named Rhodus.

2 Il. ii. 656.

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