Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Amphion, twin brother to Zethus and son of Antiope and Zeus. Exposed on Mount Cytheron, the two children were rescued by a shepherd. Amphion invented the lyre; he attacked Lycus, his putative father, seized Thebes, and reigned there conjointly with his brother. Somewhat inconsistently he is reputed to have built Thebes by the simple process of coaxing the stones into position by the notes of his lyre. It was probably another Amphion who married Niobe.