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Lycus

6. A son of Pandion, and brothe of Aegeus, Nisus, and Pallas. He was expelled y Aegeus, and took refuge in the country of the Termili, with Sarpedon. That country was afterwards called, after him, Lycia (Hdt. 1.173, 7.92). He was honoured at Athens as a hero, and the lyceum derived its name from him. (Paus. 1.19.4; Aristoph. Wasps 408.) He is said to have raised the mysteries of the great goddesses to greater celebrity, and to have introduced them from Attica to Andania in Messenia (Paus. 4.1.4, &c.). He is sometimes also described as an ancient prophet (Paus. 4.20.2, 10.12, in fin.), and the family of the Lycomedae, at Athens, traced their name and origin to him. This family was intimately connected with the Attic mysteries, and possessed chapels in the demus of Phylae and at Andania. (Paus. 1.22.7, 4.1, 4, &c.; Plut. Themist. 1.)

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