Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

THAMYRIS

Greek Music God

Also known as Thamyras, Θαμύρας, Θάμυρις

God of Musical Conceit

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.

“Compared to me, those Muses are garbage. Call that music? Sounds like a fire in a pet shop. And Apollo needs some new chords as well as new strings.”

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

Name: Thamyris
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Thamyras, Θαμύρας, Θάμυρις

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Music
Area of expertise: Music

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1349

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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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