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The Bebryces were a tribe of people who lived in Bithynia. According to Strabo they were one of the many Thracian tribes that had crossed from Europe into Asia.[1].

According to legend they were defeated by Heracles or the Dioscuri[2], who killed their king, Mygdon or Amycus[3]. Their land was then given to King Lycus of the Mariandynians, who built the city Heraclea there. Some say Amycus was a brother of Mygdon and another Bebrycian king; both were sons of Poseidon and Melia. Greek mythology offers two different accounts for the origin of the name 'Bebryces': either from a woman named Bebryce (Eustath. ad Dionys. Perieg. 805.), or from a hero named Bebryx (or Bebrycus) (Steph. Byz. s.v. Bebrycus). Bebryce is possibly the same as Bryce, a daughter of Danaus, a mythical King of Libya and Arabia (Apollodorus). Berbyx was also the father of Pyrene.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Strabo 7.3.2
  2. Apollonius of Rhodes
  3. Apollonius of Rhodes
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