Hymenaeus

Greek - The winged god of marriage. Son of Apollo by Terpsichore or Urania or of Dionysus by Aphrodite. In some accounts, he was a youth who saved a procession of maidens from the hands of a gang of pirates at Eleusis. Some say he was the son of Magnes who became a lover of Apollo: others say he was one of those whom Asclepius brought back to life. He is depicted as a young man carrying a torch. Occasionally called Hymenaeus, Humen, Humen, Humenaios, Humenaios, Hymen, Hymen, Hymenaios, Hymenaios, Humen(aios), Humen(aios), Hymen(aios) or Hymen(aios).

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