Ampyx

In Greek mythology, Ampyx (Ancient Greek: Ἄμπυξ) or Ampycus (Greek: Ἄμπυκος Ampykos means "woman's diadem, frontlet") was the name of the following figures:

Other use

  • In hair care, an ampyx is a headband, often made of metal.

Notes

  1. ^ Hesiod, Shield of Heracles 180
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 128
  3. ^ Argonautica Orphica, 127
  4. ^ Argonautica Orphica, 948
  5. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 5.17.10
  6. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 14
  7. ^ Argonautica Orphica, 721
  8. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.110
  9. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.450
  10. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 7.18.5

References

Agenor (mythology)

Agenor (; Ancient Greek: Ἀγήνωρ 'heroic, manly') was the name of the following Greek mythological characters:

Agenor, son of Poseidon and king of Tyre.

Agenor of Argos, son of either Ecbasus, Triopas, or Phoroneus.

Agenor, one of the Sons of Aegyptus. He married the Danaid Cleopatra or Evippe and thus was killed along with his brothers, except Lynceus, by their wives during their wedding night at the behest of Danaus.

Agenor, the betrothed of Andromeda, otherwise called Phineus.

Agenor (son of Pleuron), and grandson of Aetolus.

Agenor, one of the Niobids.

Agenor, a warrior in the army of the Seven Against Thebes. For trying to rescue Tages, his brother, who had been wounded in battle by Hypseus in the river, Agenor eventually was drowned.

Agenor, son of Phegeus, murderer of Alcmaeon.

Agenor, son of Antenor, a character in Homer's Iliad.

Agenor, one of the suitors of Penelope from Dulichium.

Agenor, another suitor of Penelope from Zacynthos.

Agenor, son Areus, son of Ampyx. He was the father of Preugenes and paternal grandfather of Patreus, the founder of Patrae.

Agenor, husband of Dioxippe and father of Sipylus, who unwittingly killed his mother.

Ampyx (trilobite)

Ampyx is a Ordovician-Silurian genus of Asaphid trilobites of the family Raphiophoridae. Species of Ampyx are characterized by three extended spines on the head-shield, one spine derived from each free cheek, and one spine emanating from the glabellum. Species include Ampyx linleyensis (Lanvirn-Caradoc series).Species of Ampyx grew to an average length of 1.5 inches (3.8 cm).

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Anteros acheus

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Aregonis

Aregonis (Ancient Greek: Ἀρηγονίς) is a character in Greek mythology. According to the Argonautica Orphica, she was the wife of the seer Ampyx, himself a descendant (per some sources) of Ares, and mother of Mopsus, another seer. According to the fabulist Gaius Julius Hyginus, she was called "Chloris".In certain telegraph codes, "Aregonis" signified "powerful".

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Bulbaspis

Bulbaspis ("bulb shield") is a late Ordovician genus of asaphid trilobites of the family Raphiophoridae found primarily in upper Ordovician-aged deepwater marine strata of Kazakhstan, China, and possibly Tasmania. Species of Bulbaspis are similar to other raphiophorids such as Ampyx and Raphiophorus, save that the long spine that emanates from the glabella of the latter two genera has been modified into a knob-like or bulb-like structure in Bulbaspis that developed incrementally in the animal's growth. The function of the bulb is as yet unknown: one hypothesis suggests sexual selection may have had a role in its evolution in the genus.

Chloris

In Greek mythology, the name Chloris (; Greek Χλωρίς Khlōris, from χλωρός khlōros, meaning "greenish-yellow", "pale green", "pale", "pallid", or "fresh") appears in a variety of contexts. Some clearly refer to different characters; other stories may refer to the same Chloris, but disagree on details.

Chloris, a nymph loved by Zephyrus (West Wind).

Chloris, wife of Neleus, king of Pylos. It is, however, not always clear whether she or the below Chloris is mentioned in this role.

Chloris, one of the Niobids.

Chloris, daughter of Orchomenus, married the seer Ampyx (son of Elatus), with whom she had a child Mopsus who also became a renowned seer and would later join the Argonauts. The Argonautica Orphica calls her by a different name, Aregonis. In some accounts, she mothered Mopsus by Zeus.

Dragon's teeth (mythology)

In Greek myth, dragon's teeth feature prominently in the legends of the Phoenician prince Cadmus and in Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece. In each case, the dragons are real and breathe fire. Their teeth, once planted, would grow into fully armed warriors.

Cadmus, the bringer of literacy and civilization, killed the sacred dragon that guarded the spring of Ares. The goddess Athena told him to sow the teeth, from which sprang a group of ferocious warriors called the spartoi. He threw a precious jewel into the midst of the warriors, who turned on each other in an attempt to seize the stone for themselves. The five survivors joined with Cadmus to found the city of Thebes.The classical legends of Cadmus and Jason have given rise to the phrase "to sow dragon's teeth." This is used as a metaphor to refer to doing something that has the effect of fomenting disputes.

Globampyx

Globampyx is an extinct genus raphiophorid trilobites. It lived during the later part of the Arenig stage of the Ordovician Period, approximately 478 to 471 million years ago. Species of the genus are known from Canada (southeastern British Columbia), Norway (Svalbard) and Sweden.

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Lonchodomas

Lonchodomas is a genus of trilobites, that lived during the Ordovician. It was eyeless, like all raphiophorids, and had a long straight sword-like frontal spine, that gradually transforms into the relatively long glabella. Both the glabellar spine and the backward directed genal spines are subquadrate in section. Lonchodomas has five thorax segments and the pleural area of the pygidium has two narrow furrows. Lonchodomas occurred in what are today Argentina, Canada (Newfoundland), Estonia, Latvia, Norway, the Russian Federation (St. Petersburg region) and the United States (Oklahoma, Virginia).

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Mopsus (Argonaut)

In Greek mythology, Mopsus (/ˈmɒpsəs/; Ancient Greek: Μόψος, Mopsos), was the Lapith son of Ampyx and a nymph (sometimes named as Chloris and sometimes named Aregonis), born at Titaressa in Thessaly, was also a seer and augur. In Thessaly the place name Mopsion recalled his own. The earliest evidence of him is inscribed on the strap of a soldier's shield, found at Olympia and dated c.600-575 BC. This Mopsus was one of two seers among the Argonauts, and was said to understand the language of birds, having learned augury from Apollo. He had competed at the funeral-games for Jason's father and was among the Lapiths who fought the Centaurs. While fleeing across the Libyan desert from angry sisters of the slain Gorgon Medusa, Mopsus died from the bite of a viper that had grown from a drop of Medusa's blood. Medea was unable to save him, even by magical means. The Argonauts buried him with a monument by the sea, and a temple was later erected on the site.Ovid places him also at the hunt of the Calydonian Boar, although the hunt occurred after the Argonauts' return and Mopsus' supposed death.

Necklace of Harmonia

The Necklace of Harmonia was a fabled object in Greek mythology that, according to legend, brought great misfortune to all of its wearers or owners, who were primarily queens and princesses of the ill-fated House of Thebes.

Pytine

Pytine is an extinct genus of asaphid trilobites. Species lived during the later part of the Arenig stage of the Ordovician Period, approximately 478 to 471 million years ago. Various species are found in the Svalbard, Valhallfonna Formation, Olenidsletta, Member, of Spitzbergen, Norway, the Megistaspis (Paramegistaspis) planilimbata Zone of the 'Shumardia Shale' of Sweden, Jujuy Province, Argentina, early Arenig-aged strata of Jiangxi province, China, and Darriwilian-aged strata in Western Hunan province, China. The type species, P. graia has seven thorax segments, and lacks the rapier-like glabellar spine, that occurs in many other raphiophorids. The Chinese species, by contrast, have only six thoracic segments. So far, only the type species, and one of the Chinese species, P. laevigata (synonym= Jiuxiella laevigata), are known from complete specimens.

Raphiophoridae

Raphiophoridae is a family of small to average-sized trilobites that first occurred at the start of the Ordovician and became extinct at the end of the Middle Silurian.

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