AMYCLAS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
King Amyclas in Greek Mythology
Amyclas was a legendary king from the tales of Greek mythology.
Amyclas was said to be the son of King Lacedaemon, and the king’s wife, Sparta. As the names of Amyclas’ parents suggest, Amyclas was a prince of the regions of Laconia.
Amyclas had a sister, Eurydice, who would become the wife of Acrisius of Argos.
Amyclas himself married Diomede, daughter of King Lapithus. Amyclas and Diomede would have many children including the likes of Leaneira, Laodamia, Polyboaea, Argalus, Cynortes and, most famously, Hyacinth.
Hyacinth, was of course, the beautiful youth who was beloved by Apollo, and was killed by a thrown quoit.
It was though, Argalus who succeeded his father as king of Lacedaemon and Sparta, although Argalus’ rule was short-lived, and he himself was succeeded by another of Amyclas’ sons, Cynortes.
Colin Quartermain - Amyclas - 14th August 2021