In Greek mythology, King Cinyras (or Kinyras, Κινύρας) of Cyprus was a son of Apollo and husband of Metharme. With her, he fathered Adonis and Myrrha.

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Cinyras with a sword trying to kill Myrrha

Cinyras and his father, Apollo, held a musical contest to see who was a better musician with a lyre. Cinyras lost and killed himself.

On Cyprus, Cinyras was revered as the creator of art and musical instruments such as the flute.

According to Ovid, Cinyras was the king of Panchaia, a land east of Arabia, and the father of Myrrha. When he discovered that he had unwittingly impregnated his daughter, he attempted to kill her, but the gods turned Myrrha into a tree, from which sprang the child Adonis.

Alternative: Kinuras

APOP Kinyras Peyias (Greek: Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Ομιλος Πέγειας Κινύρας;Athletic Football Club Peyia Kinyras) is a Cypriot football named after Cinyras

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