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Brulloff Karl (1799 - 1852)  Hylas and nymphs  Oil on canvas, 1827. Sketch  22.4x27.5 m  Kirov Regional Art Museum named V.M. and A. M. Vasnetsov, Kirov, Russia
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Title: Hylas and nymphs
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Brulloff Karl (1799 - 1852)
Hylas and nymphs
Oil on canvas, 1827. Sketch
22.4x27.5 m
Kirov Regional Art Museum named V.M. and A. M. Vasnetsov, Kirov, Russia

In Greek mythology, Hylas (Greek: Ὕλας) was the son of King Theiodamas of the Dryopians. Other sources such as Ovid state that Hylas' father was Heracles and his mother was the nymph Melite, or that his mother was the wife of Theiodamus, whose adulterous affair with Heracles caused the war between him and her husband. He gained his beauty his divine mother and his military prowess his demigod father.

After Heracles killed Theiodamus in battle for his son, Hylas, he took the boy on as arms bearer, and taught him to be a warrior.
Heracles took Hylas with him on the Argo, making him one of the Argonauts. Hylas was kidnapped by the nymph of the spring of Pegae, (Dryope), that fell in love with him in Mysia and vanished without a trace (Apollonius Rhodios). This upset Heracles greatly, so he along with Polyphemus (not the cyclops with the same name) searched for a long time. The ship set sail without them. They never found Hylas because he had fallen in love with the nymphs and remained "to share their power and their love."



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