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*Dw=pos), the mythical ancestor of the Dorians; he is described either as a son of Hellen, by the nymph Orseis, and a brother of Xuthus and Aeolus (Apollod. 1.7.3; Diod. 4.60); or as a son of Apollo, by Phthia, and a brother of Laodocus and Polypoites (Apollod. 1.7.6), whereas Servius (Serv. ad Aen. 2.27) calls him a son of Poseidon. He is said to have assembled the people which derived its name from him (the Dorians) around him in the neighbourhood of Parnassus. (Strab. viii. p.383; Hdt. 1.56, comp. Müller, Dor. 1.1.1.)


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