Bukolus (son of Colonus)

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Bukolos ( ancient Greek Βουκόλος ) is a person of Greek mythology .

He is a son of Colonos from Tanagra and brother of Ochemos , Leon and Ochna . His sister Ochna tries to seduce the beautiful youth Eunostus . When she fails to do this, she accuses Eunostus of having done violence to her brothers, whereupon they kill Eunostus. Elieus , Eunostus' father, has the brothers captured. After Ochna confessed the truth and threw herself off a rock in remorse, they are set free again.



  1. ^ Myrtis in Plutarch , Quaestiones Graecae 40.