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In Greek mythology, Hippocoön (Ἱπποκόων) was a son of King Oebalus and Queen Gorgophone of Sparta. When their father died, Hippocoön's brother, Tyndareus, became king. Hippocoön overthrew him and took the throne, only to be killed by Heracles, who also killed his son (or his eleven sons), including Lycon, Alcon and Alcinous, and reinstated Tyndareus. In the Aeneid, Hippocoön participates in the archery contest at Anchises's funeral games. His arrow misses, striking the mast to which the target dove is tied.[1]

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  1. Virgil. Aeneid. Book V, 492-545.
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