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Ανχουρος

The son of Midas and king of Phrygia. When a yawning chasm opened near his capital and threatened to engulf the town Anchurus asked the oracle how to bring the threat to an end. The oracle replied that he had to cast into it whatever he held most dear. Gold and jewels were thrown into it without any result. At last Anchurus threw himself in whereupon the chasm immediately closed up.

{E2 DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY}

Table of Sources:
- Plutarch, Parallela 5, 306f

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