Aristaeus (son of Apollo)

ARISTAEUS:1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristaeus  A minor god in Greek mythology, which we read largely through Athenian writers, Aristaeus (/ærˈstəs/; Greek: Ἀρισταῖος Aristaios), was the culture hero credited with the discovery of many useful arts, including bee-keeping;[1] he was the son of Apollo and the huntress Cyrene. Aristeus (“the best”) was a cult title in many places: Boeotia, Arcadia, Ceos, Sicily, Sardinia, Thessaly, and Macedonia; consequently a set of “travels” was imposed, connecting his epiphanies in order to account for these widespread manifestations.[2]

If Aristaeus was a minor figure at Athens, he was more prominent in Boeotia, where he was “the pastoral Apollo”[3] and was linked to the founding myth of Thebes by marriage with Autonoë, daughter of Cadmus, the founder.[4] Aristaeus may appear as a winged youth in painted Boeotian pottery,[5] similar to representations of the Boreads, spirits of the North Wind.

According to Pindar‘s ninth Pythian Ode and Apollonius’ Argonautica (II.522ff), Cyrene despised spinning and other womanly arts and instead spent her days hunting, but, in a prophecy he put in the mouth of the wise centaur Chiron, Apollo would spirit her to Libya and make her the foundress of a great city, Cyrene, in a fertile coastal plain.[6]When Aristaeus was born, according to what Pindar sang, Hermes took him to be raised on nectar and ambrosia and be made immortal by Gaia. The Myrtle-nymphs taught him useful arts and mysteries, how to curdle milk for cheese, how to tame the Goddess’s bees and keep them in hives, and how to tame the wild oleaster and make it bear olives. Thus he became the patron god of cattle, fruit trees, hunting, husbandry and bee-keeping. He also taught humanity dairy skills (including cheesemaking) and the use of nets and traps in hunting.

When he was grown, he sailed from Libya to Boeotia, where he was inducted into further mysteries in the cave of Chiron the centaur. In Boeotia, he was married toAutonoë and became the father of the ill-fated Actaeon, who inherited the family passion for hunting, to his ruin, and of Macris, who nursed the child Dionysus.

“Aristaios” (“the best”) is an epithet rather than a name

For some men to call Zeus and holy Apollo.
Agreus and Nomios,[7] and for others Aristaios (Pindar)

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Aristaeus (son of Apollo)
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Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Syrus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Cicon aka-Kikon (son of Apollo) (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Anius (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Tenes aka-Tennes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Polypoetes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Laodocus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Dorus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Lycomedes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Cynnes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Phager (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Tenerus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Ismenus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Mopsus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Eicadius (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Patarus (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Cycnus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Troilus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Lycorus aka-Lycoreus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Parthenos (daughter of Apollo)asdasds   
Coronus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Philammon (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Delphus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Ialemus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Orpheus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Arabus (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Eriopis (daughter of Apollo)asdasds   
Eumolpus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Miletus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Oaxes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Linus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Chios (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Eleuther (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Phylander (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Phylacides (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Naxos (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Amphithemis aka-Garamas (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Asclepius (son of Apollos)asdasds   

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↑ 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristaeus

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