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Two Argonauts before a hunt. The personages have been tentatively identified as Heracles and Hylas.
Engraving from the Cista Ficoroni, an Etruscan ritual vessel. Galleria Borghese, Rome
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Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) by John William Waterhouse. A Pre-Raphaelite rendering of Hylas' enticement.
Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) by John William Waterhouse. A Pre-Raphaelite rendering of Hylas' enticement.

In Greek mythology, Hylas (Greek: Ύλας) was the son of King Theiodamas of the Dryopians. Other sources such as Ovid state that Hylas was a son of Heracles and the nymph Melite or by making love to the wife of Theiodamus in an adulterous affair that caused the war. He gained his beauty from his divine mother and his military prowess from his demigod father. Download high resolution version (1175x1748, 864 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1175x1748, 864 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Extent of Etruscan civilization and the twelve Etruscan League cities. ... The Villa Borghese Pinciana (begun 1605) houses the Galleria Borghese. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2124x1317, 1285 KB) Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) John William Waterhouse File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nymph Hylas John William Waterhouse User:Perl User:Perl/Wyndham... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2124x1317, 1285 KB) Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) John William Waterhouse File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nymph Hylas John William Waterhouse User:Perl User:Perl/Wyndham... John William Waterhouse. ... Persephone, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Engraved frontispiece of George Sandyss 1632 London edition of Publius Ovidius Naso (Sulmona, March 20, 43 BC – Tomis, now ConstanÅ£a AD 17), a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women and mythological transformations. ... Melite is one of the Naiads and one of the many loves of Zeus and his son Hercules. ...


After Heracles killed Theiodamus in battle for his son, Hylas, he took the boy on as arms bearer, taught him the ways of a warrior, and in time the two fell in love. Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum) For other uses, see Heracles (disambiguation). ...


Argonauts

Heracles took Hylas with him on the Argo, making him one of the Argonauts. Hylas was kidnapped by the nymph of the spring of Pegae, (Dryope), that fell in love with him in Mysia and vanished without a trace (Apollonius Rhodios). Heracles was heartbroken. He along with Polyphemus (not the cyclops Polyphemus) searched for a long time. The ship set sail without them. They never found Hylas because he had fallen in love with the nymphs and remained "to share their power and their love." (Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica) The Argo, painting by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece. ... The Argo, by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argonauts (Ancient Greek: ) were a band of heroes who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. ... In Greek mythology, Dryope[1] was the daughter of Dryops (oak-man) or of Eurytus (and hence half-sister to Iole). ... Mysia. ... Odysseus and his men blinding the cyclops Polyphemus (detail of a proto-attic amphora, c. ... Gaius Valerius Flaccus (late 1st century AD) was a Roman poet, who flourished under the emperors Vespasian and Titus. ... The Argonautica (Greek: ) is a Greek epic poem written by Apollonius Rhodius in the 3rd century BC. The only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica tells the myth of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece from the mythical land of Colchis. ...


Spoken-word myths - audio files

The Heracles and Hylas myth as told by story tellers
1. Heracles and Hylas, read by Timothy Carter
Bibliography of reconstruction: Homer, Odyssey, 12.072 (7th c. BCE); Theocritus, Idylls, 13 (350 - 310 BCE); Callimachus, Aetia (Causes), 24. Thiodamas the Dryopian, Fragments, 160. Hymn to Artemis (310 - 250? BCE); Apollonios Rhodios, Argonautika, I. 1175 - 1280 (c. 250 BCE); Apollodorus, Library and Epitome 1.9.19, 2.7.7 (140 BCE); Sextus Propertius, Elegies, i.20.17ff (50 - 15 BCE); Ovid, Ibis, 488 (8 CE - 18 CE); Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, I.110, III.535, 560, IV.1-57 (1st c. C.E.); Hyginus, Fables, 14. Argonauts Assembled (1st c. CE); Philostratus the Elder, Images, ii.24 Thiodamas (170 - 245 CE); First Vatican Mythographer, 49. Hercules et Hylas

Homer (Greek: ) is the name given to the supposed unitary author of the early Greek poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. ... Theocritus (Greek Θεόκριτος), the creator of Ancient Greek bucolic poetry, flourished in the 3rd century BC. Little is known of him beyond what can be inferred from his writings. ... Callimachus (Greek: ; ca. ... Apollonius of Rhodes (Apollonios Rhodios) (270 BC? – unknown, after 245 BC), Hellenistic Greek epic poet and scholar of the Library of Alexandria, during the reigns of Ptolemy II and Ptolemy III, and a chief librarian of the Library of Alexandria. ... Apollodorus was a common name in ancient Greece. ... Sextus Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet born about 50 BC in or near Bevagna, who died between 15 BC and 2 BC. Propertius was a post-neoteric era Roman poet. ... Engraved frontispiece of George Sandyss 1632 London edition of Publius Ovidius Naso (Sulmona, March 20, 43 BC – Tomis, now Constanţa AD 17), a Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women and mythological transformations. ... Gaius Valerius Flaccus (late 1st century AD) was a Roman poet, who flourished under the emperors Vespasian and Titus. ... Gaius Julius Hyginus, (c. ... Philostratus, was the name of four Greek sophists of the Roman imperial period: (c. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

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Hylas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (255 words)
In Greek mythology, Hylas was the son of King Theiodamas of the Dryopians.
When Heracles killed his father in battle, he spared Hylas, took him on as arms bearer, taught him the ways of a warrior, and in time the two fell in love.
At Hera's behest, Hylas was kidnapped by the nymph of the spring of Pegae in Mysia and vanished without a trace (Apollonius Rhodios).
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