Hyrieus

Greek - A king of Boeotia. Son of Apollo by Aethusa. Son of Poseidon by Alcyone, some say. Brother of Hyperenor. He gave hospitality to three gods and asked in return that he be given a child. They urinated on the hide of a bull which he buried and from which arose a son, Urion, later Orion. When he ordered Agamedes and Trophonius to build a treasure-house, they left a secret entrance and robbed the building at their leisure. He set a trap for the thief and caught Agamedes. A similar story is told of the king Rhampsinitus. In some accounts, Hyrieus is the consort of Clonia and father by her of Nycteus. Also known as Hyrieus.

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