Trophonius

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Trophonius

(trəfō`nēəs), in Greek mythology, famous architect. He and his brother Agamedes built the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the treasury of King Hyrieus. According to one legend, Trophonius was swallowed up by the earth at Lebadea in Boeotia, which became the site of a famous subterranean oracle.
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But in its remarks on the Eleusinian mysteries and the cults of the Cabiri, Trophonios, and Mithras, it illustrates the extent of Yourcenar's academic knowledge and allows its reader to appreciate how and why she had written of the mysteries in Memoires as she did.
"La scene d'initiation des Nuees d'Aristophane et Trophonios: nouvelles lumieres sur le cuite lebadeen." REG 111.2: 436-80.
Xouthos now arrives from the adjacent sanctuary of Trophonios with the oracle that neither he nor Kreousa will return home childless (408-09).