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For the centaur of this name see Amycus (centaur), and other meanings see Amycus (disambiguation).
Amycus punished, red-figured Lucanian hydria, end of 4th century BC, Cabinet des Médailles

In Greek mythology, Amykos (Ancient Greek: Ἄμυκος), Latinized as Amycus, was the son of Poseidon and the Bithynian nymph Melia. He was a boxer and King of the Bebryces, a mythical people in Bithynia. Polydeuces killed him in a boxing match when the Argonauts passed through Bithynia.[1][2][3][4] He was also a prominent Trojan during the Trojan War. He married Theona and had one son named Mimas,[5] who followed Aeneas to Italy, where he was killed by Turnus.[6]


  1. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 1.ff & 2. 94 ff with scholia
  2. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 9. 20
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 17
  4. ^ Argonautica Orphica, 657 ff
  5. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 10. 702
  6. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 509

External links

  • Myth Index - Amycus

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