Hylas and the Water Nymphs (by Henrietta R. Rae)

Hylas was a close companion of Herakles and even joined the crew of the Argo being one of the original Argonauts.


At some point The Argonauts stopped at Mysia and Hylas was sent to get water. Hylas went to a spring at Askanios in eastern Mysia When Hylas approached it a Mysian Nymph named Dryope who had already spotted and fallen immediately in love with Hylas grabbed him into a kiss with one arm and seized him by the elbow with the other and abducting him. Though Herakles and Polyphemus searched extensively they never found him and Dryope made him her lover (in some versions her husband).


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