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Ὠγύγης), or OGY'GES, is sometimes called a Boeotian autochthon, and sometimes a son of Boeotus, and king of the Hectenes, and the first ruler of the territory of Thebes, which was called after him Ogygia. In his reign the waters of lake Copais rose above its banks, and inundated the whole valley of Boeotia. This flood is usually called after him the Ogygian. (Paus. 9.5.1; Apollon. 3.1177; Serv. ad Virg. Eel. 6.41.) The name of Ogyges is also connected with Attic story, for in Attica too an Ogygian flood is mentioned, and he is described as the father of the Attic hero Elensis, and as the father of Daeira, the daughter of Oceanus. (Paus. 1.38.7.) In the Boeotian tradition he was the father of Alalcomenia, Thelxinoea and Aulis (Suid. s. v. Πραξιδίκη ; Paus. 9.33.4.) Polybius (4.1) and Strabo (viii. p.384) call Ogyges the last king of Achaia, and some traditions even described him as an Egyptian king. (Tzetz. ad Lyc. 1206.)


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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.38.7
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.33.4
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.5.1
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.1177
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.1
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