In Greek mythology, Ischys (Ancient Greek: Ἰσχύς means 'strength'[1]) was the son of Elatus and Hippea.

Mythology edit

Ischys had an affair with the Thessalian princess Coronis, one of Apollo's lovers, who was at that time pregnant with the god's child. When a (then white) raven told Apollo of the affair between Ischys and Coronis, he became so angry that his intense glare scorched the raven black. His twin sister Artemis killed Coronis as a punishment, but the unborn child was saved at the last minute by Apollo who felt remorse for causing his lover's death.[2] Ischys was then killed by Apollo's father Zeus or Apollo himself.

The mortal lover of Coronis was also known as Alcyoneus[3] or Lycus.[4]

Notes edit

  1. ^ Graves, Robert (2017). The Greek Myths - The Complete and Definitive Edition. Penguin Books Limited. p. 176. ISBN 9780241983386.
  2. ^ Scholia on Pindar, Pythian Ode 3.48; Apollodorus, 3.10.3; Pausanias, 2.26.6; Hyginus, Fabulae 202
  3. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, 20 with reference to Boeus, Book 2 and Simmias of Rhodes, Apollo
  4. ^ Lactantius Placidus on Statius, Thebaid 3.506; Second Vatican Mythographer 128

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