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date: 09 December 2022



  • Richard Hunter


Triopas, a *Dorian culture-hero, usually the son of *Helios, but sometimes of *Poseidon, and associated with *Cnidus. ‘Concerning the genealogy of Triopas many historians and poets disagree’ (Diod. Sic. 5. 61. 3), which is certainly true. Strong links with *Thessaly perhaps reflect the pre-Dorian population of the islands. According to *Diodorus(3), he fled to Cnidus after cutting down a grove of *Demeter at Dotium in *Thessaly and there founded the Triopion, a temple of *Apollo and site of an important Dorian festival (cf.


  • Greek Myth and Religion

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