Strymon (mythology)

For the river, see Strymon/Struma

O: head of river-god Strymon R: trident This coin was struck by Serdi tribe in 187-168 BC or later. It's an overstrike on official Macedonian coin and imitates another Macedonian type.

In Greek mythology, Strymon (Ancient Greek: Στρυμών [stryˈmɔːn]), son of Oceanus and Tethys, was a river god[1] and king of Thrace.[2] By the muses Euterpe or Calliope, he became the father of Rhesus,[3][4] and possibly of Olynthus[5] and Brangas[2] and by Neaera of Evadne.[6] Strymon was also the father of Tereine who mothered Thrassa by the god Ares.[7] Another daughter, Rhodope became the mother of Athos by Poseidon.[8]


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 339
  2. ^ a b Conon, Narrations, 4
  3. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.3.4
  4. ^ Euripides, Rhesus 347
  5. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Olynthus
  6. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2.1.2
  7. ^ Antoninus Liberalis. Metamorphosis, 21
  8. ^ Scholia on Theocritus, Idyll 7. 76


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