Hylas and the Water Nymphs by Edouard Theophile Blanchard

Hylas was the son of Theiodamas, king of the Dryopes, and friend of Heracles.

Heracles took him along on the Argonauts Expedition.

When they reached the shores of Mysia, Hylas went ashore to find water. He found a spring, but the Nymphs of the water lured him into the deep.

Polyphemus thought that Hylas had been seized by bandits and he told Heracles about it. Heracles, distressed at the disappearance of his friend, started looking for him desperately.

The Argonauts had no choice but to leave him behind and went on with their journey without him.

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This page was first presented on the World Wide Web on 21 November, 1998.

This page was last updated on 2 January, 2004, Lefkosia, Cyprus.

© 1998-2004 Tefkros Symeonides

Sources : Lexico tis Ellinikis Mythologias, Aik. Tsotakou-Karveli, Ekdoseis Sokoli, ISBN 960-7210-25-5.

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