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A son of Zeus and Taÿgeté, the daughter of Atlas, who married Sparta, the daughter of Eurotas, by whom he had Amyclas, Asiné, and Eurydicé, the wife of Acrisius. He was the first who introduced the worship of the Charites into Laconia, and who built them a temple. From Lacedaemon and his wife the capital of Laconia was called Lacedaemon and Sparta (Apollod. iii. 10; Hyg. Fab. 155).


A city of the

Lacerna. (From the Column of Trajan.)

Peloponnesus, the capital of Laconia, called also Sparta. See Sparta.

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