Peirithous in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
（*Peiri/qoos), a son of Ixion or Zeus by Dia, of Larissa in
Thessaly (Hom. Il. 2.741, 14.17; Apollod. 1.8 § 2; Eustath. ad
hom. p. 101 i. He was one of the Lapithae, and married to
Hippodameia, by whom he became the father of Polypoetes (Hom.
Il. 2.740, &100.12.129). When Peirithous was celebrating his
marriage with Hippodameia, the intoxicated centaur Eurytion or
Eurytus carried her off, and this act occasioned the
celebrated light between the centaurs and Lapithae (Hom. Od.
xi, 630, 21.296, Il. 1.263, &c.; Ov. Met. 12.224). He was
worshipped at Athens, along with Theseus, as a hero. (Paus.
1.30.4; comp. Apollod. 1.8.2; Paus. 10.29.2; Ov. Met. 8.566;
Plin. >H. N. 36.4, and the articles HERACLES and CENTAURI.) -
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology,
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