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Busiris, the son of Poseidon and Anippê, daughter of the Nile, with treacherous hospitality was wont to sacrifice such persons as passed his way. But there came upon him vengeance for those that had perished by his hand. For Heracles attacked him with his club and slew him.1 So Agathon of Samos.

When Hercules was driving through Italy the cattle of Geryon, he was entertained, by king Faunus, the son of Mercury, who was wont to sacrifice his guests to the god that was his father. But when he attacked Hercules, he was slain. So Dercyllus in the third book of his Italian History.

1 Cf. Life of Theseus, xi. (5 b); Frazer's note on Apollodorus, ii. 5. 11 (L.C.L. vol. i. pp. 224-225). ‘ Quis...inlaudati nescit Busiridis aras?’ (Virgil, Georgics, iii. 4-5).

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