In Greek mythology, Thoas was a son of the god Dionysus and Ariadne, the daughter of Cretan king Minos. Some, however, consider him to be Theseus’s son, together with his brother Oenopion. Rhadamanthus, Ariadne's uncle, bequeathed Thoas the island of Lemnos, over which he reigned until his daughter Hypsipyle, unable to kill her own father to avenge the offenses against the Lemnian women, tied him secretly in an oarless boat and sent him adrift into the Aegean Sea. He was carried to the island of Oinoie, where he consorted with the nymph of the island, also called Oinoie, and had by her a son Sicinus, who later had the island renamed after himself. Thoas eventually arrived at Tauris, in the Crimea, where he was made king and where Artemis installed Agamemnon's daughter Iphigeneia as her tem

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  • Thoas (griechisch Θόας, der Schnelle), der Sohn des Borysthenes, war in der griechischen Mythologie der König der Taurer auf der Halbinsel Krim, einem Nachbarvolk der Skythen, in dessen Land Artemis verehrt wurde. Iphigenie, vom Opfertod gerettet, wurde von Artemis dorthin als Priesterin versetzt. Im Königreich des Thoas gab es den grausamen Brauch, am Ufer gestrandete Fremde der Göttin Artemis zu opfern. Orestes und Pylades landeten an der Küste und sollten im Tempel geopfert werden. Iphigenie erkannte jedoch ihren Bruder, befreite die beiden und gemeinsam flohen die drei übers Meer. Da sie das Standbild der Artemis gestohlen hatten, sollte Chryses ihnen folgen und es zurückbringen. Thoas selbst wurde von der Verfolgung der beiden durch Athene abgehalten. Als Chryses die Fliehenden eingeholt hatte, erfuhr er, dass er der Halbbruder des Orestes war. Deshalb kehrte er unverrichteter Dinge zu Thoas zurück und tötete diesen. Für das Artemisstandbild wurde eigens ein Tempel der Artemis in Argos errichtet. Thoas, der König der Taurer, ist sowohl bei Euripides in Iphigenie bei den Taurern als auch in Goethes Iphigenie und Glucks Oper Iphigenie auf Tauris eine Hauptfigur. (de)
  • Dans la mythologie grecque, Thoas est un roi de Tauride. Dans les sources tardives, il est parfois confondu avec son homonyme, Thoas de Lemnos, père d'Hypsipyle. (fr)
  • Фоант (др.-греч. Θόασ) — персонаж древнегреческой мифологии. Царь тавров (тавроскифов). Сын речного бога Борисфена. Хотел принести в жертву Ореста и Пилада Убит Орестом. Или убит Ифигенией. Согласно Гигину, тождествен отцу Гипсипилы. Действующее лицо трагедии Еврипида «Ифигения в Тавриде». (ru)
  • In Greek mythology, Thoas was a son of the god Dionysus and Ariadne, the daughter of Cretan king Minos. Some, however, consider him to be Theseus’s son, together with his brother Oenopion. Rhadamanthus, Ariadne's uncle, bequeathed Thoas the island of Lemnos, over which he reigned until his daughter Hypsipyle, unable to kill her own father to avenge the offenses against the Lemnian women, tied him secretly in an oarless boat and sent him adrift into the Aegean Sea. He was carried to the island of Oinoie, where he consorted with the nymph of the island, also called Oinoie, and had by her a son Sicinus, who later had the island renamed after himself. Thoas eventually arrived at Tauris, in the Crimea, where he was made king and where Artemis installed Agamemnon's daughter Iphigeneia as her temple's priestess. In the play Iphigenia in Tauris, Iphigenia is ordered to execute her brother, Orestes, after he tries to steal a statue of Artemis. When the siblings discover each other's identity, they discuss ways to escape. Orestes wants to kill King Thoas, but Iphigenia suggests that they trick him. Iphigenia meets Thoas and claims that the statue has been tainted with the sin of matricide. She says that the statue has turned and closed its eyes. Thoas believes her and allows her to wash Orestes and his traveling companion Pylades. He even gives her freedom to do it in privacy, giving the order that everybody should stay indoors. Iphigenia, Orestes, Pylades, and the Greek slaves all escape with the help of Athena. A messenger relays this to Thoas and he immediately sends his men to attack. Athena intervenes and convinces him to let them go. Thoas was eventually killed by Chryses. It is worth noting that in earlier sources Thoas, father of Hypsipyle, and Thoas, king of Tauris, were two distinct figures, the latter being called son of Borysthenes, god of a major river to the far north of Greece (now Dnieper). It was probably not until such late authors as Hyginus and Valerius Flaccus that the two were explicitly equated. (en)
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  • Dans la mythologie grecque, Thoas est un roi de Tauride. Dans les sources tardives, il est parfois confondu avec son homonyme, Thoas de Lemnos, père d'Hypsipyle. (fr)
  • Фоант (др.-греч. Θόασ) — персонаж древнегреческой мифологии. Царь тавров (тавроскифов). Сын речного бога Борисфена. Хотел принести в жертву Ореста и Пилада Убит Орестом. Или убит Ифигенией. Согласно Гигину, тождествен отцу Гипсипилы. Действующее лицо трагедии Еврипида «Ифигения в Тавриде». (ru)
  • Thoas (griechisch Θόας, der Schnelle), der Sohn des Borysthenes, war in der griechischen Mythologie der König der Taurer auf der Halbinsel Krim, einem Nachbarvolk der Skythen, in dessen Land Artemis verehrt wurde. Thoas, der König der Taurer, ist sowohl bei Euripides in Iphigenie bei den Taurern als auch in Goethes Iphigenie und Glucks Oper Iphigenie auf Tauris eine Hauptfigur. (de)
  • In Greek mythology, Thoas was a son of the god Dionysus and Ariadne, the daughter of Cretan king Minos. Some, however, consider him to be Theseus’s son, together with his brother Oenopion. Rhadamanthus, Ariadne's uncle, bequeathed Thoas the island of Lemnos, over which he reigned until his daughter Hypsipyle, unable to kill her own father to avenge the offenses against the Lemnian women, tied him secretly in an oarless boat and sent him adrift into the Aegean Sea. He was carried to the island of Oinoie, where he consorted with the nymph of the island, also called Oinoie, and had by her a son Sicinus, who later had the island renamed after himself. Thoas eventually arrived at Tauris, in the Crimea, where he was made king and where Artemis installed Agamemnon's daughter Iphigeneia as her tem (en)
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  • Thoas (König von Tauris) (de)
  • Thoas (Tauride) (fr)
  • Thoas (Tauri king) (en)
  • Фоант (сын Борисфена) (ru)
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