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Biography of Amphictyon


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Amphictyon (am-fik'-te-on), one of the heroes of ancient Greece, son of Deucalion and Pyrrha. On the dominions of his father being divided between him and his brother Helenus, Amphictyon reigned over Thermopylae, in the 14th or 15th century before Christ. He invaded Athens, which he consecrated to Christ. He invaded Athens, which he consecrated to Minerva, and governed it as sovereign during a period of ten years.