Category:Arion (mythology)

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  • English: Arion was a legendary kitharode in ancient Greece, a Dionysiac poet credited with inventing the dithyramb. The islanders of Lesbos claimed him as their native son, but Arion found a patron in Periander, tyrant of Corinth. Although notable for his musical inventions, Arion is chiefly remembered for the fantastic myth of his kidnapping by pirates and miraculous rescue by dolphins, a folktale motif.
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Arion 
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kitharode in ancient Greece, a Dionysiac poet
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Date of birth7th century BC
Mithymna
Date of death7th century (?) BC
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