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Lacyon

by Karl Petre, Clarksville Middle School
In Greek mythology, Lacyon was a priest of Apollo and Poseidon, the king of Troy, and the son of Priam and Hecuba. He infuriated Apollo by marrying and having children, which broke his priestly vow of celibacy. Lacyon was chosen by the Trojans to make sacrifices to Poseidon, whose priest had been murdered nine years earlier. As Lacyon's twin sons, Antphas and Thymbreus stood at Poseidon's altar, Apollo sent two gigantic serpents at them in vengeance. The serpents coiled around them and crushed them to death.

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