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In Greek mythology, Eurytion referred to different people.

  • One was the King of Phthia and father of Antigone. In Phthia, Peleus was purified by Eurytion for the murder of Phocus and married Antigone, Eurytion's daughter. Peleus accidentally killed Eurytion during the hunt for the Calydonian Boar and fled Phthia.
  • Son of Ares and the Hesperid Erytheia, who bore him "beside the silver-rooted boundless waters of the river Tartessus, in the hollow of a rock. He was the guardian of the cattle of Geryon and was killed by Heracles.
  • A Trojan archer during the Trojan War. (Virgil V, 514).
  • An Argonaut, son of Kenethos and Cerion.

Eurytion the centaur

  • A centaur. Pausanias about the Zeus Temples sculptures: In the center of the pediment is Peirithous. On one side of him is Eurytion, who has seized the wife of Peirithous, with Caeneus bringing help to Peirithous, and on the other side is Theseus defending himself against the Centaurs with an axe.

Alernative: Eurythion


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