Or Triops (Τρίοψ), a son of Poseidon and Canace, a daughter of Aeolus1 or of Helios and Rhodos, and the father of Iphimedeia and Erysichthon;2 he is also called the father of Pelasgus (2).3 He expelled the Pelasgians from the Dotian plain, but was himself obliged to emigrate, and went to Caria, where he founded Cnidus on the Triopian promontory.4 His son Erysichthon was punished by Demeter with insatiable hunger, because he had violated her sacred grove;5 but others relate the same of Triopas himself.6
The statue of Triopas with a horse stood at Delphi, being an offering of the Cnidians.7
- Scholiast on Callimachus' Hymn to Demeter, 160.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 7.4; Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library v, 56; Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Τριόπιον; Ovid. Metamorphoses viii, 751.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 22.2.
- Diodorus Siculus, l.c.; Herodotus. Histories i, 174.
- Callimachus. Hymn to Demeter, 25 ff.
- Hyginus. Poetical Astronomy ii, 14; comp. Scholiast on Theocritus, xvii, 69.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece x, 11.1.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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