Eurylochus (Greek myth)

In Greek mythology, Eurylochus or Eurylochos (/jəˈrɪləkəs/; Ancient Greek: Εὐρύλοχος) may refer to the following characters:

  • Eurylochus, a Salaminian hero who driven out the dragon Cychreides on the isle of Salamis. The said serpent was later on welcomed to Eleusis by Demeter and made her attendant.[4] According to other traditions, Eurylochus instead expelled Cychreus, who was called a dragon on account of his savage nature, from the island. Cychreus was received by Demeter at Eleusis, and appointed a priest to her temple.[5]


  1. ^ a b Apollodorus, 2.1.5
  2. ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades 7.37, p. 368-369
  3. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Notes on Book 3.1689
  4. ^ Strabo, 9.1.9 with Hesiod as the authority
  5. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Kychreios
  6. ^ Tzetzes, John (2019). Allegories of the Odyssey. Translated by Goldwyn, Adam J.; Kokkini, Dimitra. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. pp. 141, 9.142. ISBN 978-0-674-23837-4.
  7. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 7.29
  8. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 7.33