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Βαβυς

The brother of the Phrygian Satyr MARSYAS, who wanted to compete with Apollo in the art of music. Babys also played the flute, but a flute with only one pipe, while his brother played the double flute. Babys was a simpleton, who played so badly that he was spared the god's anger.

{E2 DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY}

Table of Sources:
- Plutarch, De Proverbiis Alexandrinorum 2 (ed. O. Crusius, 1887).

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