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02/12/2007
Acamas – Demophon


On his return home from Troy, one of Theseus’ sons stopped in Thrace. Acamas married Phyllis, the daughter of the king, inherited the throne and settled in Thrace.

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Ares


The fierce god Ares was worshipped by the Thracians with special honours.

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Boreas


During an incursion to Athens, Boreas abducted Oreithyia, the daughter of king Erechtheus. In Greek mythology, Boreas was the personification of the wild north wind.

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02/12/2007
Dionysus


Dionysus was worshipped in the area of Thrace together with Artemis and Ares. According to mythology, he introduced the grapevine in Thrace, taught people how to cultivate it and offered them the wine.

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02/12/2007
Diomedes


Diomedes was a son of Ares and king of the Bistonians. He is connected to the eighth labour of Heracles, according to which, the hero had to deliver alive the man-eating mares of Diomedes to Eurystheus.

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02/12/2007
Evros River


According to Plutarch, the original name of the river was Romvos, later replaced with the name of Evros, son of Cassander, a mythological king of Thrace.

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02/12/2007
Eymolpus


According to mythology, the Thracian king Eymolpus was the first man to be initiated in the Eleusinian Mysteries, and his descendants, the Eumolpidae, had the exclusive privilege of performing the Eleusinian Mysteries.

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Thamyris


Thamyris was a Thracian singer. It is said that when he challenged the Muses in a singing contest, the Muses won and, as a punishment, they blinded him.

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Lycurgus


Lycurcus, king of the Edonians fought the worship of god Dionysus.

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Maron


The mythological tradition mentions that the sweet-smelling red wine of Maron, king of the Ciconians, helped Odysseus and his companions to escape from Cyclops Polyphemus by intoxicating him.

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Musaeus


Musaeus was a mythical musician and seer associated with Thrace.

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Orpheus


Orpheus, son of the Thracian king Oeagrus and of the Muse Calliope, mythical hero of the ancient Greeks, is primarily famous for the “magical” power of his lyre, music and poetry.

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Polymestor


Polymestor was a Thracian king who killed the younger son of Priamus, Polydorus.

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Rhesus


Rhesus, a Thracian king was son of Strymon and of a Muse.

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Tereus


A mythical Thracian king who was married to Procne, the daughter of Pandion, an Athenian king.

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Phineus


Phineus was a seer, king of Thrace and the husband of Cleopatra, daughter of Boreas and Oreithyia.

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