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n. Greek Mythology
The son of Zeus and the twin brother of Zethus, with whom he built a wall around Thebes by charming the stones into place with the music of his magical lyre.
Am•phi•on (æmˈfaɪ ən, ˈæm fi-)
(in Greek myth) a son of Zeus and a mortal woman, who with his twin brother Zethus built the walls of Thebes by charming the stones into place with his lyre.
References in classic literature
Next to her I saw Antiope, daughter to Asopus, who could boast of having slept in the arms of even Jove himself, and who bore him two sons Amphion
Orpheus and Amphion
went a little farther, and by the charms of music enchanted things merely inanimate.
2: Hesiod says that (the children of Amphion
and Niobe) were ten sons and ten daughters.