Lycus (1), ‘wolf’, a common heroic name. In Attic tradition, Lycus was one of the sons of King *Pandion who at their father's death divided *Attica between them. *Herodotus (1) (1. 173. 3) makes this Lycus the eponym of the Lycians, while *Pausanias (3) (1. 19. 3, 4. 1. 8–9) connects him with the cult of *Apollo Lycius, and with the mysteries of Andania in Messenia. It is not clear whether this figure was identified with the Lycus whose shrine was situated near a lawcourt and who appears as a sort of patron of jurors in *Aristophanes (1), Vesp. 389–94. A Theban Lycus (see
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