Theias was the king of Assyria in Greek mythology, father of Myrrha and Adonis. The myth around Theias has to do with the birth of his son, Adonis. According to it, the goddess Aphrodite convinced Myrrha to sleep with her father; after tricking him, Myrrha was impregnated. Theias realised what had happened, and enraged, he started chasing his daughter to kill her. She fled and to save her, the gods turned her into a myrrh tree. Adonis was then born out of the tree bark.
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