"Swan." A son of Ares and Pyrene, was likewise killed by Heracles in single combat.1 At his death he was changed by his father Ares into a swan.2
This and the other Cycnus, likewise a son of Ares, are often confounded with each other, on account of the resemblance existing between the stories about them.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 5.11; Scholiast on Pindar's Olympian Odes xii, 19.
- Eustathius on Homer, p. 254.
- Athenaeus, ix, p. 393.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 31.
- Scholiast on Pindar's Olympian Odes ii, 147; on Aristophanes. The Frogs, 963.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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