Car (Greek myth)

Car or Kar (Ancient Greek: Κάρ) is a name in Greek mythology that refers to two characters who may or may not be one and the same.[1]


  1. ^ Smith, p. 607. CAR (Καρ), a son of Phoroneus, and king of Megara, from whom the acropolis of this town derived its name Caria. (Paus. i. 39. § 4, 40. § 5). His tomb was shown as late as the time of Pausanias, on the road from Megara to Corinth, (i. 44. § 9). Another mythical personage of the name of Car, who was a brother of Lydus and Mysus, and was regarded as the ancestral hero of the Carians, is mentioned by Herodotus, (i. 171.) [L. S.]
  2. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.39.5-6 & 1.44.6
  3. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.44.6
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Karia
  5. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.40.6
  6. ^ Herodotus, The Histories 1.171


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