TARAS

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A son of Poseidon by a nymph, is said to have traversed the sea from the promontory of Taenarum to the south of Italy, riding on a dolphin, and to have founded Tarentum in Italy (Paus. x. 10. § 4, 13. § 5), where he was worshipped as a hero. (Strab. vi. p. 279.)