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In Greek mythology, two people share the name Ascalaphus.

  1. Son of Acheron and Orphne. He told the other gods that Persephone had eaten a pomegranate in Hades. He was punished by being changed into an owl. (Ovid V, 534)
  2. Son of Astyoche and Ares, King of Orchomenus. He was one of the Argonauts and died in the Trojan War. (Iliad XIII, 518)

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