of Hypseus and Chlidanope, Cyrene was not the least bit interested in men
and marriage, and was completely dedicated to hunting on Mt. Pelion.
One day Apollo was out walking, and saw Cyrene wrestling with a lion. This was too much for the god, and he abducted the young woman and made her queen of Libya, where a city with her name was founded.
Cyrene bore Apollo two sons: Aristaeus and Idmon. The former was a hunter like his mother, while the latter took after his father and had the gifts of prophecy and healing, and also was one of the Argonauts. Idmon was widely worshipped, and was killed by a snake in the country of the Mariandynians.
By Ares Cyrene had Diomedes, who became king in Thrace, where he fed his horses with human flesh.