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1. A king of Scythia, or, according to others, of Sicily, wanted to murder Triptolemus, who came to him with the gifts of Ceres (Demeter), in order to secure the merit to himself, but he was metamorphosed by the goddess into a lynx (Ov. Met. v. 650, &c.; Serv. ad Aen. i. 327).

2. Another person of the same name occurs in Quintus Smyrnaeus (xi. 90).