Eurypylus of Cos

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In Greek mythology, Eurypylus /jʊəˈrɪpɪləs/ (Ancient Greek: Εὐρύπυλος Eurypylos) was king of the island of Cos. He was son of Poseidon and Astypalaea, husband of Clytie and father of Chalciope, Chalcon and Antagoras.[1] Heracles landed on Cos to escape a storm sent upon him by Hera, but the Coans took him for a pirate and attacked him; in a battle that ensued, Eurypylus was killed by Heracles.[2] In another version, Heracles planned the attack on Cos because he liked Eurypylus' daughter Chalciope and intended to abduct her.[3] Chalciope is indeed known as the mother of Heracles's son Thessalus.[4]

Calydonian family treeEdit

DorusAetolusPronoeAmythaon
XanthippePleuronCalydonAeolia
SteropeStratoniceLaophonteAgenorEpicasteCleoboeaProtogeneiaAres
EurytePorthaonDemoniceThestiusEurythemisOxylus
OeneusAlthaeaToxeusEvippusPlexippusEurypylusLeda
PeriphasToxeusDeianiraGorgePerimedePhoenixOeclesHypermnestra
ClymenusMelanippeThoasAstypalaeaPoseidonPolyboeaIphianeiraAmphiaraus
MothoneAgelausAncaeusEurypylusClytie
ThyreusEurymedeHeraclesChalciope
MeleagerThessalus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 7. 1; Theocritus, Idyll 8. 5 with scholia
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 7. 1
  3. ^ Scholia on Pindar, Nemean Ode 4. 40
  4. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 7. 8