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Merops

Μέροψ).


1.

A king of the Ethiopians, by whose wife, Clymené, Helios (Sol) became the father of Phaëthon.


2.

A king of Cos, husband of the nymph Ethemea, and father of Eumelus. His wife was slain by Artemis for neglect of her worship; whereupon Merops wished to take his own life, but was changed by Heré into an eagle and placed among the stars ( Astr. ii. 16).


3.

King of Rhyndacus on the Hellespont. He is also called Macar or Macareus, and was a famous seer. His children were Clité, Arisbé, Amphius, and Adrastus.

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