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Euanthes (312 words)
by Dr Alena Trckova-Flamee Ph.D. According to certain myths, Euanthes was one of the sons of Ariadne and Dionysus, and the grandson of King Minos from Crete.
According to some accounts Euanthes was not Oenopion's brother, but his son, and that he arrived with his father and the other children with a Cretan fleet at the island of Chios.
Definitely, Euanthes was related to Dionysus and to the Cretan king Minos.
Lycaon (411 words)
In the novel Satyricon, written about year 60 by Gaius Petronius, one of the characters recites a story about a man who turns into a wolf during a full moon.
The Roman Pliny the Elder, quoting Euanthes, says that a man of Anthus' family was selected by lot and brought to a lake in Arcadia, where he hung his clothing on an ash tree and swam across.
This resulted in his being transformed into a wolf, and he wandered in this shape nine years.
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