), a son of Upius, a Mariandynian,. was a youth distinguished for his extraordinary beauty. Once during the time of harvest, when he went to a well to fetch water for the reapers, he was drawn into the well by the nymphs, and never appeared again. For this rea-son, the country people in Bithynia celebrated his memory every year at the time of harvest with plaintive songs (βῶρμοι
) with the accompaniment of their flutes. (Athen. 14.620
; Aeschyl. Pers.
941; Schol. ad Dionys. Perieg.
791; Pollux, 4.54.)