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The Bebryces were a tribe of people who lived in "Bithynia. According to Strabo they were one of the many "Thracian tribes that had crossed from Europe into Asia.[1]

According to legend they were defeated by "Heracles or the "Dioscuri,[2] who killed their king, "Mygdon or "Amycus.[2] Their land was then given to King "Lycus of the "Mariandynians, who built the city "Heraclea there. Some say Amycus was a brother of Mygdon and another Bebrycian king; both were sons of "Poseidon and "Melia. Greek mythology offers two different accounts for the origin of the name 'Bebryces': either from a woman named Bebryce (Eustath. ad "Dionysius Periegetes 805.), or from a hero named "Bebryx (or Bebrycus) (Steph. Byz. s.v. Bebrycus). Bebryce is possibly the same as Bryce, a daughter of "Danaus, a mythical King of "Libya and "Arabia (Apollodorus). Bebryx was also the father of "Pyrene.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strabo 7.3.2
  2. ^ a b "Apollonius of Rhodes
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