Cragus (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Cragus or Cragos (Ancient Greek: Κράγος Kragos) was a Lycian god identified with Zeus, and humanized into a son of Tremiles, eponym of Tremile which was afterwards named Lycia.[1] His mother was the nymph Praxidice, daughter of Ogygus, and brother of Tlos,[2] Xanthus and Pinarus. Cragus may be identical with the figure of the same name mentioned as the husband of Milye, sister-wife of Solymus.[3]

It is after Cragus that Mount Cragus was named. He was worshiped as the god of victory and strength.

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  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Tremilē (quoting a poem by Panyassis)
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Tlōs
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Milyai

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