Azan (mythology)

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Azan ( Greek Ἀζάν Azán ), son of Arkas and the nymph Erato , is a figure in Greek mythology .

He received the third part of Arcadia , named it Azania after himself and became the progenitor of the Azans . His son Kleitor later founded the capital of the region.

Azan was married to Hippolyte , daughter of King Dexamenus of Olenus . At the wedding the jealous Eurytion became intrusive; Fortunately for the bridegroom, Heracles was present as a guest and slew the centaur.

After Azan's death - for the first time - funeral games were held for him . Apis was killed in a chariot race there .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Paul Weizsäcker : Dexamenos 1 . In: Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher (Hrsg.): Detailed lexicon of Greek and Roman mythology . Volume 1,1, Leipzig 1886, column 999 ( digitized version ).
  2. Diodorus , 4, 33.