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Promachus and Echephron
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(Πρόμαχος/Prómachos; Ἐχέφρων/Echéphrōn). Sons of Heracles [1] and Psophis, the daughter of the Sicanian king Eryx [2]; Heracles left Psophis and the twin brothers P. and E. in the care of his friend Lycortas in Phegia. P. and E. were said to have renamed Phegia Psophis after their mother, and are mentioned as founders of the temple of Aphrodite Erycina (Paus. 8,24,1 f.; Steph. Byz. s. v. Φήγεια). According to Paus. 8,24,6 f., they had their own hero sanctuaries.

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Eiben, Susanne (Kiel), “Promachus and Echephron”, 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 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1010080>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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