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1. A son of Ampyx or Ampycus by the nymph Chloris; and, because he was a seer, he is also called a son of Apollo by Himantis. (Hes. Scut. Here. 181; Val. Flac. 1.384; Stat. Theb. 3.521; comp. Orph. Arq. 127.) He was one of the Lapithae of Oechalia or Titaeron (Thessaly), and one of the Calydonian hunters. He is also mentioned among the combatants at the wedding of Peirithous, and was a famous prophet among the Argonauts. He was represented on the chest of Cypselus. (Pind. P. 4.336; Apollon. 1.65; Hyg. Fab. 14; Ov. Met. 8.316, 12.456; Paus. 5.17.4; Strab. ix. p.443.) He is said to have died in Libya by the bite of a snake, and to have been buried there by the Argonauts. He was afterwards worshipped as an oracular hero. (Apollon. 1.80, 4.1518, &c.; Tzetz. ad Lyc. 881.)

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.17.4
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.65
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1.80
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4.1518
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12.456
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8.316
    • Statius, Thebias, 3
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