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Lycus or Lykos may refer to:

  • Lycus or Lykos (Greek: Λύκος)Place Name in Greece
    • Lykos (Small beach in southern Crete), small secluded beach in Southern Crete, near Sfakia. Location of a couple of tavernas and small hotels.
  • Lycus or Lykos, several people in Greek mythology:
    • Lycus (son of Ares), a Libyan king in Greek mythology who sacrificed strangers to his father. He was the father of Callirhoê, who was a lover of Diomedes.
    • Lycus (brother of Nycteus) in Greek mythology, Lycus was uncle to Antiope whom Zeus impregnated. She fled in shame to King Epopeus of Sicyon and abandoned her children, Amphion and Zethus. They were exposed on Mount Cithaeron, but were found and brought up by a shepherd. Nycteus, unable to retrieve his daughter, sent his brother Lycus to take her. He did so and gave her as a slave to his own wife, Dirce.
    • Lycus (Descendant of Lycus). Lycus is a descendant of Lycus (brother of Nycteus)
    • Son of Poseidon and Celaeno, brother of Eurypylus. The two brothers ruled over the Fortunate Islands.
    • Son of Prometheus and Celaeno, brother of Chimaerus. The brothers are said to have had tombs in the Troad; they are otherwise unknown.
    • Son of Dascylus of Mysia or Mariandyne. He was hospitable towards the Argonauts and Heracles, who conquered the land of the Bebryces (Heraclea Pontica).
    • Son of Hyrieus. He became the guardian of Labdacus and Laius. He is probably the same as Lycus, brother of Nycteus.
    • One of the four sons of Pandion II. Upon the death of Pandion, Lycus and his brothers (Aegeus, Nisus, and Pallas) took control of Athens from Metion, who had seized the throne from Pandion. They divided the government in four but Aegeas became king. He gave his name to the Lycians of Asia Minor, hitherto known as Milyans.
  • Lycus or Lykos (Greek: Λύκος)[1], several rivers in ancient geography:
    • Lycus, also called Zabatus or Zaba, a river of Assyria, a tributary of the Tigris, now called the Great Zab, located in modern-day Turkey and Iraq.
    • Lycus (river of Bithynia), in Bithynia that flows into the Black Sea (Pontus Euxinus) near Heraclea Pontica.
    • Lycus (river of Cyprus), in Cyprus that flows into the Mediterranean Sea at Kourion.
    • Lycus (river of Cilicia), in Cilicia that flows from the Pyramus to the Pinarus.
    • Lycus (river of Cilicia Campestris), also called Chersus, in Cilicia Campestris that flows into the Issucus Sinus near Issus.
    • Lycus (river of Colchis), in Colchis, formed by the junction of the Apsarus and Glaucus rivers.
    • Lycus (river of Lydia), in Lydia that is a tributary of the Hyllus river.
    • Lycus (river of Phoenicia), in Phoenicia that flows into the Mediterranean near Beirut (Berytus), now called the Dog River in modern-day Lebanon (Nahr-el-kalb in Arabic).
    • Lycus (river of Phrygia), in Phrygia and Lycia that falls into the Maeander near Tripolis.
    • Lycus (river of Pontus), in Pontus that falls into the Black Sea near Amisus.
    • Lycus (river of Sarmatia Asiatica), in Sarmatia Asiatica that is a tributary of the Tanais river.
    • Lycus (river of Sarmatia), in Sarmatia that falls into the Sea of Azov (Palus Mæotis), now called the Kalmius river.
    • Lycus (river of Constantinople), running through ancient Constantinople (modern Istanbul), partly underground.
  • In Fiction:
    • Karl Lykos, the Marvel Comics villain known as Sauron.

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. ... In Greek mythology, Ares (Greek: ) is the son of Zeus (ruler of the gods) and Hera. ... In Greek mythology, three women were named Callirhoe or Callirrhoe: A daughter of Oceanus and mother of Echidna, one of the Oceanids. ... DiomÄ“dÄ“s or Diomed (Gk:Διομήδης - God-like cunning or advised by Zeus) is a hero in Greek mythology, mostly known for his participation in the Trojan War. ... In Greek Mythology, Lycus was a ruler of the ancient city of Thebes, Greece. ... In Greek mythology, Antiope was the name of the daughter of the Boeotian river-god Asopus, according to Homer (Od. ... The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in Ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th century engraving Zeus (in Greek: nominative: Zeús, genitive: Diós), is... Epopeus was a mythical Greek King of Sicyon. ... Sicyon was an ancient Greek city situated in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea. ... Amphion (native of two lands) and Zethus, in ancient Greek mythology, were the twin sons of Zeus by Antiope. ... Kithairon is a mountain range (No corner of Kithairon echoless, Oedipus Rex 440) about 10 mi (16 km) long, in central Greece, standing between Boeotia in the north and Attica in the south. ... Dirce (double or cleft) was the wife of Lycus in Greek mythology, and sister in law to Antiope whom Zeus impregnated. ... A son of Lycus (brother of Nycteus), Lycus appears in Euripides Heracles. ... In Greek Mythology, Lycus was a ruler of the ancient city of Thebes, Greece. ... Neptune reigns in the city of Bristol. ... In Greek mythology, Celaeno referred to several different beings. ... In Greek mythology, Eurypylus (Greek: Εὐρύπυλος) was the name of several different people. ... In Greek mythology, Prometheus (Greek: forethought) is the Titan chiefly honored for stealing fire from Zeus in the stalk of a fennel plant and giving it to mortals for their use. ... In Greek mythology, Celaeno referred to several different beings. ... Map of the Troas The Troas (Troad) is an ancient region in the northwestern part of Anatolia, bounded by the Hellespont to the northwest, the Aegean Sea to the west, and separated from the rest of Anatolia by the massif that forms Mount Ida. ... In Greek mythology, King Dascylus of Mysia was the father of Lycus. ... Mysia. ... 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. ... Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum) For other uses, see Heracles (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, the Bebryces were a mythical tribe of people in Bithynia. ... Heraclea Pontica (Greek: Ηράκλεια Ποντική; modern day Karadeniz EreÄŸli, in the Zonguldak Province of Turkey, on the Black Sea), an ancient city on the coast of Bithynia in Asia Minor, at the mouth of the river Lycus. ... In Greek mythology, Hyrieus was the father of Nycteus and Lycus. ... In Greek mythology, Labdacus was the son of Polydorus and a King of Thebes, ancestor of Oedipus. ... In Greek mythology, King Laius, or Laios of Thebes was a divine hero and key personage in the Theban founding myth. ... Pandion II was son and heir of Cecrops II, King of Athens. ... In Greek mythology, Aegeus, also Aigeus, Aegeas or Aigeas, was the father of Theseus and an Athenian King. ... In Greek mythology, Nisos was one of the four sons of Pandion. ... In Greek mythology Pallas was one of the four sons of Pandion. ... In Greek mythology, Metion was a son of King Erechtheus of Athens or of Eupalamus son of King Erechtheus. ... Lycia (Lycian: Trm̃misa) is a region in the modern day Antalya Province on the southern coast of Turkey. ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to... Zab (Kurdish: Zê, Persian: زاب; Zâb, Syriac: ܙܘܐ; Zawa) is the name given to two separate rivers that flow through Iran, Iraq and Turkey to become the two principal tributaries of the Tigris. ... An Assyrian winged bull, or lemmasu. ... The Tigris is the eastern member of the pair of great rivers that define Mesopotamia, along with the Euphrates, which flows from the mountains of Anatolia through Iraq. ... Lycus or Lykos (Greek: Λύκος) was an ancient river of Bithynia. ... Bithynia was an ancient region, kingdom and Roman province in the northwest of Asia Minor, adjoining the Propontis, the Thracian Bosporus and the Euxine (today Black Sea). ... NASA satellite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Heraclea Pontica (Greek: Ηράκλεια Ποντική; modern day Karadeniz EreÄŸli, in the Zonguldak Province of Turkey, on the Black Sea), an ancient city on the coast of Bithynia in Asia Minor, at the mouth of the river Lycus. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Kourion (Greek: Κούριον), also Curias (Pliny v. ... Lycus or Lykos (Greek: Λύκος) was an ancient river of Cilicia, mentioned only by Pliny (v. ... Cilicia as Roman province, 120 AD In Antiquity, Cilicia (Κιλικία) was the name of a region, now known as Çukurova, and often a political unit, on the southeastern coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), north of Cyprus. ... Pyramos or Pyramus (Greek: Πύραμος), formerly the Leucosyrus, was one of the great rivers of ancient Asia Minor. ... The Pinarus River is a small mountain spring fed stream famous in antiquity as the site of the First Battle of Issus, near a small coastal village or town which was reported to straddle the stream which by similar sources, was said to run red with blood after Alexander the... Issus can refer to the: Battle of Issus, fought by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, which took place near Issus (town), along the Issus (river) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... In ancient geography, Colchis (sometimes spelled also as Kolchis) (Greek: Κολχίς, kŏl´kĬs; Georgian: კოლხეთი, Kolkheti) was a nearly triangular district in Caucasus. ... In Greek mythology, Glaucus (shiny, bright or bluish-green) was the name of several different figures, including one God. ... Lycus or Lykos (Greek: Λύκος) was an ancient river of Lydia that flowed in a southwesterly direction by the town of Thyatira. ... Lydia (Greek ) is a historic region of western Anatolia, congruent with Turkeys modern provinces of Ä°zmir and Manisa. ... In Greek mythology, Hyllus (also Hyllas or Hylles) was the son of Heracles and Deianira and husband of Iole. ... The Nahr al-Kalb (Arabic: ) (Rendered in English Al-Kalb River, but translated Dog River) is a river in Lebanon. ... Phoenician sarcophagus found in Cadiz, Spain; now in Archaeological Museum of Cádiz. ... For other uses, see Beirut (disambiguation). ... The Nahr al-Kalb (Arabic: ) (Rendered in English Al-Kalb River, but translated Dog River) is a river in Lebanon. ... Lycus or Lykos (Greek: Λύκος) was the name of a river in ancient Phrygia, a tributary of the Maeander, which it joins a few km south of Tripolis. ... Location of Phrygia - traditional region (yellow) - expanded kingdom (orange line) In antiquity, Phrygia (Greek: ) was a kingdom in the west central part of the Anatolian Highland, part of modern Turkey. ... Lycia (Lycian: Trm̃misa) is a region in the modern day Antalya Province on the southern coast of Turkey. ... The Maeander River is the classical Latin name for the Büyük Menderes River in southwestern Turkey. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Yenicekent. ... Traditional rural Pontic house A man in traditional clothes from Trabzon, illustration Pontus is the name which was applied, in ancient times, to extensive tracts of country in the northeast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) bordering on the Euxine (Black Sea), which was often called simply Pontos (the main), by... Samsun, Turkey Samsun (Greek: Σαμψούντα Sampsoúnta) is a city in northern Turkey, on the coast of the Black Sea, with a population of 396,900 as of 2004. ... Sarmatian cataphract from Tanais. ... Sarmatian horseman Sarmatians, Sarmatae or Sauromatae (the second form is mostly used by the earlier Greek writers, the other by the later Greeks and the Romans) were a people whom Herodotus (4. ... The shallow Sea of Azov is clearly distinguished from the deeper Black Sea. ... Map of Constantinople. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Sauron is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men. ...


  1. ^ The name seems to have originated in the impression made upon the mind of the beholder by a torrent rushing down the side of a hill, which suggested the idea of a wolf (Greek: Lykos) rushing at its prey.


  • Hazlitt, Classical Gazetteer, "Lycus"

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Lycus 5 and his new wife Dirce, daughter either of the river god Achelous, or of Ismenus 1, after whom the river near Thebes is called, imprisoned then Antiope 3 and treated her spitefully.
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