Encyclopedia > Cinyras

  Article Content

Cinyras

In Greek mythology, King Cinyras of Cyprus was a son of Apollo and husband of Metharme. With her, he fathered Adonis and Myrrha.

Cinyras and his father, Apollo, held a musical contest to see who was a better musician with a lyre. Cinyras lost and killed himself.

On Cyprus, Cinyras was revered as the creator of art and musical instruments such as the flute.

Alternative: Kinuras



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Bullying

... power for any period of time without a legitimate basis of authority. The first to have the title of "Tyrant" was Pisistratus in 560 BC. In modern times Tyrant has ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 36 ms