2. A son of Jasus and husband of Persephone, by whom he became the father of Chloris. (Hom. Od. 11.281
, &c.) In Homer, this Amphion, king of Orchomenos, is distinct from Amphion, the husband of Niobe; but in earlier traditions they seem to have been regarded as the same person. (Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1684
; Müller, Orchom.
pp. 231, 370.)
There are three other mythical personages of this name, one a leader of the Epeians against Troy (Hom. Il. 13.692
), the second one of the Argonauts (Apollon. 1.176
; Orph. Arg. 214;
14), and the third one of the sons of Niobe. [NIOBE.]