Hyas

Hyas

Hyas was the son of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Aethra. According to the myth, he was an excellent archer who was killed by his prey. Some sources say that a serpent killed him, while others that it was a wild boar; yet again, some others say that he died while trying to take the cubs of a lion from their den. After his death, he was transformed into the constellation Aquarius, while the constellation Leo (the lion) was also created; the two constellations, though, never appear on the sky together. His sisters, the Hyades, started crying and grieving for his death that they also eventually died; Zeus then turned them into a constellation that bears the same name.

See Also: Hyades, Zeus, Atlas, Aethra

Hyas Q&A

Who was Hyas?

Hyas was the son of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Aethra. According to the myth, he was an excellent archer who was killed by his prey.

Who were the parents of Hyas?

The parents of Hyas were Atlas and Aethra.

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