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In Greek mythology, Battus referred to two different people.

  1. Son of Polymnestus, founded Cyrene, thus fulfilling a prophecy given to his ancestor, Euphemus.
  2. A shepherd from Pylos, Battus witnessed Hermes stealing Apollo's cattle. Though he promised his silence, he told many others. Hermes turned him to stone.

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