The son of music maestro Philammon, he was convinced of his own superior musical talents. After a failed attempt to woo the gorgeous Hyacinthus from rival Apollo, he devoted himself to his zither and soon rated himself better than the Muses.
As music was regarded as a sacred Gift of the Gods, the Muses were not amused. They banded together and challenged him to a concert competition.
Despite a concerted effort, Thamyris failed to score with the audience and lost miserably. Apollo was delighted to award him the winners-up prize of blindness and deafness. He was also permanently barred from the Musicians Union.
Thamyris Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Thamyras, Θαμύρας, Θάμυρις
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Music
Area of expertise: Music
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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