Pierus

Pierus

Pierus

Pierus, in Greek mythology, refers to two individuals.

One of them was the son of Makednos, husband of Antiope and father to the Pierides, nine daughters who wanted to surpass the Muses in the arts. So, they challenged the goddesses into a contest, during which the Muses won. To punish them for their insolence, the Pierides were transformed into nine birds.

The other Pierus was the son of Magnes and Meliboea, and consort of the muse Clio. He fathered Hyacinthus and Rhagus.

See Also: Pierides, Muses

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Who was Pierus?

Pierus, in Greek mythology, refers to two individuals. One of them was the son of Makednos, husband of Antiope and father to the Pierides, nine daughters who wanted to surpass the Muses in the arts.

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