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[1] Mythical king of the Meropians

Mythical king of the Meropians on the island of Cos (Q. Smyrn. 8,6,71). From grief and longing for his spouse Echemeia, who had been sent to Hades, he is transformed into an eagle by Hera, and finally catasterized (Hyg. Astr. 2,16).

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[2] Father of Eumelus

Father of Eumelus [2] (Antoninus Liberalis 15; Agron [1]).

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), “Merops”, 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 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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