MELANOPUS

ΜΕΛΑΝΩΠΟΣ

Of Cyme, a poet of the mythical period, whom Pausanias places between Olen and Aristaeus, is said by that author to have composed a hymn to Opis and Hecaerge, in which he stated that those goddesses came from the Hyperboreans to Delos before Achaeia. (Paus. v. 7. §. 4. s. 8.) In some of the old genealogies Melanopus was made the grandfather of Homer (Procl. and Pseudo-Herod. Vit. Hom.)