Coresus

Greek - A priest of Dionysus. The girl he loved, Callirrhoe, rejected him and Dionysus inflicted a madness on the people of Calydon that could be lifted only if the girl were sacrificed. Coresus, charged with the sacrificial rite, stabbed himself rather than the girl. She was so stricken with remorse that she stabbed herself to death. Also known as Coresus.

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