PIERUS

ΠΙΕΡΟΣ

1. A son of Magnes of Thrace, father of Hyacinthus, by the Muse Clio. (Apollod. i. 3. § 3.)

2. An autochthon, king of Emathia (Macedoia), begot by Euippe or Antiope nine daughters, to whom he gave the names of the nine Muses. They afterwards entered into a contest with the Muses, and being conquered, they were metamorphosed into birds called Colymbas, Iyngx, Cenchris, Cissa, Chloris, Acalanthis, Nessa, Pipo, and Dracontis. (Anton. Lib. 9; Paus. ix. 29. § 2; Ov. Met. v. 295, &c.)