Ampyx has several meanings; in hair care, an ampyx is a headband, often made of metal. In Greek mythology, there were a number of figures with the name Ampyx, Amycus or Ampycus (alt. "Ampykos").

  • Ampyx is an ancestor of Patreas, the founder of Patrae. He appears in Pausanias's Description of Greece.[6]

In paleontology, Ampyx is a genus of asaphid trilobite from the Middle Ordovician.


  1. Orpheus. Argonautica, 948.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece, 5.17.10.
  3. Hyginus. Fabulae. Book 14, 128.
  4. Ovid. Metamorphoses. Book 5, 110.
  5. Ovid. Metamorphoses. Book 12, 450.
  6. Pausanias. Description of Greece, 7.18.5.


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