Greek - A king of Thebes. Son of Chthonius or of Hyreius and Clonia. Brother of Lycus. Father of Antiope (Nycteis). Some say that he and Lycus were the sons of Poseidon by Celaeno. One story says that Antiope was abducted by Epopeus. Nycteus pursued them and was killed but Lycus killed Epopeus and rescued Antiope. Other accounts say that he went to Italy with Diomedes and was turned into a bird by Aphrodite. Occasionally referred to as Nycteus, Nucteus, Nucteus, Nukteus or Nukteus.

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