Trophonius

Greek - An architect. Son of Erginus. Step-brother of Agamedes. He and his brother built a temple to Apollo, who some say was his father, and, after six days of merry-making, they died in their sleep. In another story, they built a treasury for King Hyrieus, leaving a secret access so that they were able to steal its contents. The king set a trap which caught Agamedes and Trophonius cut off his brother's head so that he could not betray their secret. He died when the earth opened and engulfed him and he became an oracle. A very similar story is told of Rhampsinitus. Also identified as Trophonius.

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