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In Greek mythology, two people share the name Ascalaphus. Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ...

  1. Son of Acheron and Orphne. He told the other gods that Persephone had eaten a pomegranate in Hades. He was punished by being changed into an owl. (Ovid V, 534)
  2. Son of Astyoche and Ares, King of Orchomenus. He was one of the Argonauts and died in the Trojan War. (Iliad XIII, 518)

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Dictionary: Artaceus to Boetis, Greek Mythology Link. (5232 words)
Ascalaphus 1 is counted among the ARGONAUTS, the SUITORS OF HELEN, and the ACHAEAN LEADERS.
Ascalaphus 2 is the son of the river god Acheron in Hades, either by the avernal Nymph Orphne, or by Gorgyra.
Ascalaphus 2 is one of the few who is still being punished in the Underworld.
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