Asopus


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Asopus

(əsō`pəs), in Greek mythology, river god. He tried to prevent Zeus from abducting his daughter AeginaAegina
, in Greek mythology, river nymph, daughter of the river god Asopus. She was abducted by Zeus to the island Oenone, where she bore him a son, Aeacus. Aeacus later renamed the island in her honor.
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, but Zeus drove him off with a thunderbolt.
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Next to her I saw Antiope, daughter to Asopus, who could boast of having slept in the arms of even Jove himself, and who bore him two sons Amphion and Zethus.
The Boeotian river, Asopus, prevents the Argive soldiers from advancing and they hesitate to cross it (7.
The torches sputter, the Asopus River swells with runoff, and the trail, increasingly muddy, slows all movement.
destroy Asopus, Ares into a boar to dispose of Adonis, Hera into the
126 suggests that `the Persians pitched camp near Trachis, between the Spercheius and the Asopus rivers, probably occupying Anthela at the same time'; that might be close enough to make it feasible for a night attack to be followed by a dawn retreat.
32) Hellanicus devoted an entire prose work to each of several heroic families: his Deukalioneia, Atlantis, Asopis, and Phoronis related respectively to the descendants of Deucalion, Atlas, Asopus, and Phoroneus (the son of Inachus).
The lower Asopus valley between Phlius and Sicyon was prominent in antiquity for its vineyards and for Dionysiac revelry.