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Echi'on

Ἐχίων).

1. One of the five surviving Spartae that had grown up from the dragon's teeth, which Cadmus had sown. (Apollod. 3.4.1; Hyg. Fab. 178; Ov. Met. 3.126.) He was married to Agave, by whom he became the father of Pentheus. (Apollod. 3.5.2.) He is said to have dedicated a temple of Cybele in Boeotia, and to have assisted Cadmus in the building of Thebes. (Ov. Met. 10.68(6.)

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