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Echion
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(Ἐχίων/Echíōn, ‘Snake man’, from ἡ ἔχις/échis, ‘the Snake’).

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[1] One of the five 'Spartoi', men who grew from dragon teeth

One of the five ‘Spartoi’, the men who grew from the dragon teeth sown by  Cadmus into the Theban earth. He married Cadmus' daughter Agave and was the father of Pentheus (Paus. 9,5,3f.; Apollod. 3,26; 36; Hyg. Fab. 178,6; 184,1; Ov. Met. 3,126; cf. Hor. Carm. 4,4,64: Thebae Echioniae). Aeneas killed the Rutulian Onites, a son of …

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Echion”, 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 21 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e326070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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