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  • Orchomenus, a king, the father of Elara
    Elara (mythology)
    In Greek mythology, Elara was the daughter of King Orchomenus and mother of Tityos. She was one of Zeus' lovers and he hid her from his wife, Hera, by placing her deep beneath the earth. This was where she gave birth to Tityos, a giant who is sometimes said to be the son of Gaia, the earth goddess,...

  • Orchomenus, one of the twenty sons of Lycaon
  • Orchomenus, son of Zeus and Isonoe, father of Minyas
    Minyas (mythology)
    In Greek mythology, Minyas was the founder of Orchomenus, Boetia. As the ancestor of the Minyans, a number of Boeotian genealogies lead back to him, according to the classicist H.J. Rose...

     and Kyparissos
    Cyparissus
    In Greek mythology, Cyparissus or Kyparissos was a boy beloved by Apollo, or in some versions by other deities. In the best-known version of the story, the favorite companion of Cyparissus was a tamed stag, which he accidentally killed with his hunting javelin as it lay sleeping in the woods...

  • Orchomenus, a son of Athamas and Themisto
    Themisto
    In Greek mythology, Themisto , daughter of Hypseus, was the third and last wife of Athamas. According to Apollodorus, she had five children by him: Leucon, Erythrius, Schoeneus, Ptous, and Porphyrion. In other sources there were but two: Sphincius and Orchomenus, or else Schoeneus and Leucon...


Ancient Greek geography

  • Orchomenus (Boeotia), also called the Minyean Orchomenus, a city of Boeotia
  • Orchomenus (Arcadia)
    Orchomenus (Arcadia)
    Orchomenus or Orchomenos was an ancient city of Arcadia, Greece, called by Thucydides the Arcadian Orchomenus , to distinguish it from the Boeotian town. Its ruins are near the modern village of Orchomenos .-Situation:It was situated in a plain surrounded on every side by mountains...

    , also called the Arcadian Orchomenus, a city of Arcadia