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(Ἄγρων; Ágrōn).

[German version]

[1] Mythical figure: inhabitant of Cos

Lived with his father Eumelus and his two sisters Meropis and Byssa on the island of Cos. They worshipped only Gaia, rejected the cult of the other gods and scorned Hermes as a thief, Athena as owl-eyed and Artemis as a moth, even when the deities appeared to them in human form. As punishment, they were transformed into birds, A. into …

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Agron”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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