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Charops
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(Χάροψ; Chárops).

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[1] Epithet of Heracles

Epithet by which Heracles was worshipped in Boeotia near the sanctuary of Zeus on Mount Laphystion. It was there that, in Boeotian tradition, he fetched Cerberus from the underworld (Paus. 9,34,5).

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[2] Grandfather of Orpheus

Thracian; father of Oeagrus, grandfather of Orpheus. After the death of the Thracian King  Lycurgus, Dionysus appointed C. as one of his followers…

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Charops”, 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 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e232050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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