A mythical people in Greek mythology. They lived in Bithynia, which was from an early date named Bebrycia after them. Other state that they received their names from Bebryce.1 One of their kings was Amycus, the son of Poseidon by Bithynis, or by the Bithynian nymph Melia. The land was at some point conquered by Lycus with the help of Heracles.

Bithynia is ancient district in northwestern Anatolia, adjoining the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, and the Black Sea.



  1. Eustathius on Dionysius Periegetes, 805.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.