（Ἔκτηνες). A people who, according to Pausanias, first
inhabited the territory of Thebes, in Boeotia. Ogyges
(q.v.) is said to have been their first king. They were exterminated by a plague, and
succeeded by the Hyantes. See Pausan. ix. 5.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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