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Rape of Marpessa: Apollo (left, with Artemis) and Idas (right, with Marpessa) are separated by Zeus

In Greek mythology, Idas was a son of Aphareus and Arene and brother of Lynceus. He and Lynceus loved Hilaeira and Phoebe and killed their rival suitors, Castor and Polydeuces.

He was also one of the Argonauts and a participant in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar.

He kidnapped Marpessa. Apollo also desired her and Zeus made the girl choose.

Apollo, Iris, Marpessa and Idas

Image of Idas

Idas had one daughter named Cleopatra.


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