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Eurotas

Eurotas

In Greek mythology, Eurotas (Εὐρώτας) was a son of Myles and grandson of Lelex. He was the father of Sparta (the city of Sparta was named after her) by Clete. He was the brother of Lacedaemon, who was also the husband of his daughter Sparta, according to Pausanias. Eurotas has been said to have carried the waters, stagnating in the plain of the city of Sparta, into the sea by means of a canal. The river that originated from that was named Eurotas (modern name Evrotas) after him.

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