(Ἰσχύς; Ischys). Husband (Hes. Fr. 30) or lover of Apollo's lover Coronis. Apollo, who learns of the relationship through a raven, interprets it as adultery (adulterium, Ov. Met. 2,545) and kills Coronis, who is pregnant with Asclepius, but rescues the unborn child from the funeral pyre. (Pind. Pyth. 3,31-46; Apollod. 3,118).
Cite this pageGraf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Ischys”, 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 29 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e527640>
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