Hyacinthus

Hyacinthus or Hyacinth is the name of more than one figure in classical Greek mythology:

  • Hyacinth (mythology), a divine hero, beloved of Apollo
  • Hyacinthus the Lacedaemonian, who sacrificed his daughters to Athena or Persephone
  • Hyacinth (plant)

Other articles related to "hyacinthus":

Phivos - Mythology - Consorts and Children - Male Lovers
... Hyacinth or Hyacinthus was one of Apollo's male lovers ... when a discus thrown by Apollo was blown off course by the jealous Zephyrus and struck Hyacinthus in the head, killing him instantly ... Apollo is said to be filled with grief out of Hyacinthus' blood, Apollo created a flower named after him as a memorial to his death, and his tears stained the flower petals ...
Hyacinth (mythology) - Interpretation
... It has likewise been suggested that Hyacinthus was a pre-Hellenic divinity supplanted by Apollo through the "accident" of his death, to whom he remains associated in the ... Apollo teaches Hyacinthus to become an accomplished adult ... Indeed, according to Philostratus, Hyacinthus learns not only to throw the discus, but all the other exercises of the Palaestra as well, to shoot with a bow, music, the art of divination, and also to ...
Hyacinthus The Lacedaemonian
... Hyacinthus (Ancient Greek Ὑάκινθος) was a Lacedaemonian who is said to have moved to Athens, and in compliance with an oracle, to have caused his four daughters to be sacrificed on the tomb of the ... with the daughters of Erechtheus and relate that they received their name from the village of Hyacinthus, where they were sacrificed at the time when Athens was attacked by the Eleusinians and Thracians ...
Apollo - Mythology - Consorts and Children - Male Lovers
... Hyacinth or Hyacinthus was one of Apollo's male lovers ... discus when a discus thrown by Apollo was blown off course by the jealous Zephyrus and struck Hyacinthus in the head, killing him instantly ... Apollo is said to be filled with grief out of Hyacinthus' blood, Apollo created a flower named after him as a memorial to his death, and his tears stained the flower petals with άί άί, meaning ...
Apollo Et Hyacinthus - Synopsis
... King Oebalus of Lacedaemonia and his son, Hyacinthus are preparing a sacrifice to Apollo when their altar is struck by a bolt of lightning ... Apollo himself arrives to offer his friendship to young Hyacinthus and love to his sister, Melia ... however, when Zephyrus runs in to report that Apollo had killed Hyacinthus with a discus ...