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Glaucos, the King of Corinth

Glaucos was a king of Corinth and passioate, but cruel charioteer

Glaucos was a king of Ephyra, later Corinth, and famous for his passion for horses. Glaucos loved horses passionately and often participated in horse races. To make his horses stronger, Glaucos fed them the flesh of other animals, often including human flesh.

Family of Glaucos

Glaucus was the son of Sisyphus and Merope, a daughter of the Titan Atlas. Merope was the only daughter of Atlas who married a mortal man. Glaucus was the father of Bellerophon, the ruler of the winged Pegasus.

The Death of Glaucos

Glaucos became most famous for his death. One day, while participating in a chariot race, his own mares threw him out of the chariot and devoured him. as As stated by another myth, it was because Aphrodite, the goddess of love, punished Glaucus for not allowing female horses to mate with male horses to become faster.
According to another legend, the mares either drank water from a sacred spring or ate a magical herb because they were hungry.

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