Lycurgus

Greek - King of Nemea. Son of Pheres and Periclymene. Brother of Admetus. Father of Opheltes. In one account, he bought Hypsipyle as a slave to nurse his infant son. She put the boy on the ground for a moment but it was bitten by a snake and died. The Nemean games were instituted in honour of this infant. At times, identified as Lycurgus, Lukourgos, Lukourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykourgos, Lykourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykurgos or Lykurgos.
Greek - King of the Edonians of Thrace. Son of Dryas. Father of Dryas. He insulted Dionysus and opposed the new religion worshipping the god of wine for which he was blinded by Zeus. He captured the invading army of Dionysus but the god himself escaped and Rhea drove Lycurgus mad so that he killed his own son Dryas with an axe, thinking he was cutting down a vine. A curse of barrenness descended on the land and, to propitiate the god, the Edonians killed Lycurgus by pulling him apart with wild horses. In another version, he was handed over by Dionysus to the wild animals of Mount Rhodope which killed him, though others say that he killed himself, his wife and his son. Occasionally identified as Lycurgus, Lukourgos, Lukourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykourgos, Lykourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykurgos or Lykurgos.
Greek - Son of Euonomus. Brother of Polydectes. When his brother died, leaving his wife pregnant, she offered to kill the baby and share the throne with Lycurgus. He pretended to agree but instead proclaimed the child, called Charilaus, king and left Sparta in his hands. Also identified as Lycurgus, Lukourgos, Lukourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykourgos, Lykourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykurgos or Lykurgos.
Greek - A king of Arcadia. Son of Aleus and Neaera. Brother of Amphidamus, Auge, Celeus and Cepheus. Father of Ancaeus. He killed King Areithous and gave his armour to Ereuthalion. At times, referred to as Lycurgus, Lukourgos, Lukourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykourgos, Lykourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykurgos or Lykurgos.
Greek - A lawgiver in Sparta, deified. After his death. At times, known as Lycurgus, Lukourgos, Lukourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykourgos, Lykourgos, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lycurgus, Lykurgos or Lykurgos.

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