"Swan." A son of Ares and Pelopia, challenged Heracles to single combat at Itone, and was killed in the contest. Pausanias1 mentions that he was slain near the river Peneus.
In Hesiod,2 Cycnus is a son-in-law of Ceyx, to whom Heracles is going. Cp. Cycnus, another son of Ares.
- Shield of Heracles, 345.
- Description of Greece i, 27.6.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 7.7.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.