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Mythology & Beliefs: Pirithous
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Pirithous was the son of Ixion; friend of Theseus; tried to carry off Persephone from Hades; bound to enchanted rock by Pluto.

Peirithous in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (*Peiri/qoos), a son of Ixion or Zeus by Dia, of Larissa in Thessaly (Hom. Il. 2.741, 14.17; Apollod. 1.8 § 2; Eustath. ad hom. p. 101 i. He was one of the Lapithae, and married to Hippodameia, by whom he became the father of Polypoetes (Hom. Il. 2.740, &100.12.129). When Peirithous was celebrating his marriage with Hippodameia, the intoxicated centaur Eurytion or Eurytus carried her off, and this act occasioned the celebrated light between the centaurs and Lapithae (Hom. Od. xi, 630, 21.296, Il. 1.263, &c.; Ov. Met. 12.224). He was worshipped at Athens, along with Theseus, as a hero. (Paus. 1.30.4; comp. Apollod. 1.8.2; Paus. 10.29.2; Ov. Met. 8.566; Plin. >H. N. 36.4, and the articles HERACLES and CENTAURI.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Pirithous in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [PEIRITHOUS.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Pirithous in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Pirithous - Πειρίθοος (also transliterated as Perithoos, Peirithoos or Peirithous) was the King of the Lapiths in Thessaly and husband of Hippodamia, at whose wedding the famous Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs occurred. He was a son of "heavenly" Dia, fathered either by Ixion or by Zeus[1]. His best friend was Theseus. In Iliad I, Nestor numbers Pirithous and Theseus "of heroic fame" among an earlier generation of heroes of his youth, "the strongest men that Earth has bred, the strongest men against the strongest enemies, a savage mountain-dwelling tribe whom they utterly destroyed". No trace of such an oral tradition, which Homer's listeners would have recognized in Nestor's allusion, survived in literary epic...

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