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In Greek mythology, two different people bore the name Phocus. 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 their own cult and ritual practices. ...

  1. A son of Aeacus and Psamathe, this Phocus. He was a strong athlete and this ability arose the jealousy of his half-brothers, Peleus and Telamon. Phocus was killed by him and hid his body in the woods but the traditions of this vary; either Telamon threw a quoit at his head, or he killed him with a spear while hunting; Peleus could as well killed him, to please his mother, Endeis; others say it was an accident. He had one son: Panopeus.
  2. A son of Poseidon, this Phocus founded the city of Phocis, which was named after him. He was a successful fisherman who earned the jealousy of his fellows. They conspired to drown him, but when they pushed him into the sea, far out from shore, his father Poseidon transformed him into a seal.

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Phocus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (144 words)
A son of Aeacus and Psamathe, this Phocus.
He was a strong athlete and this ability arose the jealousy of his half-brothers, Peleus and Telamon.
Phocus was killed by him and hid his body in the woods but the traditions of this vary; either Telamon threw a quoit at his head, or he killed him with a spear while hunting; Peleus could as well killed him, to please his mother, Endeis; others say it was an accident.
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