- The butterfly genus Cycnus is now synonymized with Panthiades.
In Greek mythology, multiple characters were known as Cycnus (Ancient Greek: Κύκνος) or Cygnus. The literal meaning of the name is "swan", and accordingly most of them ended up being transformed into swans.
- Cycnus, son of Ares.
- Cycnus, king of Kolonai.
- Cycnus, friend of Phaethon.
- Cycnus, son of Apollo.
- Cycnus, one of the suitors of Penelope.
- Cycnus, son of King Eredion of Achaea, who, in one version, seduced Leda and made her mother of triplets: the Dioscuri and Helen. In all other sources, she had these children by Zeus who approached her in the shape of a swan (kyknos).
- Cycnus, a blunder for Guneus in the manuscript of Hyginus' Fab. 97 (list of the Achaean leaders against Troy).
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