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In Greek mythology, Hyrtacus is an obscure character, said to be the father of Asius and Nisus. He was a comrade of King Priam of Troy. Hyrtacus married Arisbe, daughter of King Merops of Percote, after Priam had divorced her. Hyrtacus's son by Arisbe, was named Asius who fought at Troy, as did Hyrtacus's grandsons, Adamas and Phaenops. Virgil credits Hyrtacus with another son, named Nisus. Hyrtacus's own parentage is not given. // Greek mythology consists in part in a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... Asius may refer to: Asios Hyrtakides. ... In mythology, Nisus refers to two differerent people: In Greek mythology, Nisus was King of Megara, and he was invincible as long as a lock of red hair still existed, hidden in his white hair. ... In Greek mythology, Priam (Greek Πρίαμος) was the king of Troy during the Trojan War, and son of Laomedon. ... Walls of the excavated city of Troy Troy (Ancient Greek Τροία Troia, also Ίλιον; Latin: Troia, Ilium; German: Troja) is a legendary city, center of the Trojan War, described in the Trojan War cycle, especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. ... Arisbe can be: Another name for Batea, a person in Greek Mythology An early (pre-Hecuba) wife of King Priam of Troy, also from Greek Mythology A place name in Homers Iliad. ... In Greek mythology, several distinct people shared the name Merops King of Ethiopia, husband of Clymene, father of Pandareus and stepfather of Phaethon son of Helios. ... Percote was a town or city on the southern (Asian) side of the Hellespont, to the northeast of Troy. ... A sculpture of Virgil, probably from the 1st century AD. For other uses, see Virgil (disambiguation). ... In mythology, Nisus refers to two differerent people: In Greek mythology, Nisus was King of Megara, and he was invincible as long as a lock of red hair still existed, hidden in his white hair. ...


 
 

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