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Trophonius (trəfōˈnēəs) [key], in Greek mythology, famous architect. He and his brother Agamedes built the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the treasury of King Hyrieus. According to one legend, Trophonius was swallowed up by the earth at Lebadea in Boeotia, which became the site of a famous subterranean oracle.

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