Ancient Egyptian records describe the Lycians as allies of the Hittites. After the collapse of the Hittite Empire, Lycia emerged as an independent "Neo-Hittite" kingdom. The latter term was assigned to remnant states that continued after the fall of the Hittite Empire, although they were not Hittite in any way. For the most part they spoke languages of the Luwian family. According to Herodotus, Europa had (at least) two sons, Sarpedon and Minos. When they contended for the kingship of Crete, their native land, Minos drove Sarpedon and his people, the Termilae, into exile. They landed in Milyas, bearing the ancient name of the country known later as Lycia. Lycian rock cut tombs of Dalyan The "Harpy Tomb" of Kybernis, a solid sandstone pillar with the sarcophagus of Kybernis on top (c.480 BC). Lycia appears elsewhere in Greek myth, such as in the story of Bellerophon, who eventually succeeded to the throne of the Lycian king Iobates. Lycia was frequently mentioned by Homer as an ally of Troy. In Homer's Iliad, the Lycian contingent was said to have been led by two esteemed warriors: Sarpedon (son of Zeus and Laodamia) and Glaucus (son of Hippolochus). The name of Mithrapata, which is Persian, is known from Lycian coins and also from inscriptions. During the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., the Lycian nobility used Persian names, so Mithrapata may have been one of them. However, it has also been suggested that he may have been a Persian sent to rule Lycia by Artaxerxes II. The triskelion symbol appears in many early cultures and is an ancient symbol used even today. Pliny the Elder attributes the origin of the triskelion to the triangular form of Sicily. Even the Celtic symbol of three conjoined spirals may have had it's origins traced to the triskelion. Gold cup from Mycenae decorated with triskelions Triskèle Saint-Marcellin (in Isère / France) Flags of Sicily and the Isle of Man My latest acquisition and my first for 2020 DYNASTS OF LYKIA, MITARAPATA AR Diobol OBV: Facing lion's scalp REV: Triskeles, Lycian script around; all within incuse square (possible arrow in field?) Struck at Lycia, 425 BC - 360 BC 1.25g; 14mm Müseler VI, 86-90 var. Thank you for taking a gander at my newest coin. Post your Triskelions or Lycian examples.