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Abderus (meaning the son of battle) was the son of Hermes and Opus in Greek mythology. He was a male lover of Heracles.


Heracles sent Abderus to guard the man-eating mares of the Bistonian king Diomedes, when Heracles discovered that Abderus have been devored by the mares, he built the city of Abdera in memory of his lover.

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