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In Greek mythology, Amphissus was the son of Apollo and Dryope. He eventually built a temple to his father in the city he founded, Amphissa.


Apollo found Dryope tending her sheep on a mountainside, she was accompanied by other dryads. He hid behind a tree and watched her, he disguised himself as a turtle in order for her to get closer to her. She claimed the turtle as hers. Then, to scare away the other dryads, Apollo turned into a snake to chased them away and coupled with Dryope; this is how she came with child, Amphissus.[1]


  1. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 32