LACINIUS

LAKINIOS

1. An Italian hero and fabulous robber, by whom Hercules, on his expedition in Italy, is said to have been robbed of some of the oxen of Geryones, and who was killed by the hero in consequence. After the place of the murder was purified, Hercules built a temple to Juno (Hera), surnamed Lacinia. (Diod. iv. 24 ; Serv. ad Aen. iii. 552.)

2. A son of Cyrene and king among the Bruttians, by whom, according to some, the temple of Juno Lacinia was built. (Serv. l. c.)