Busiris

Herakles and Busiris. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 525-475 BC. London, British Museum E38. Photo. BM 062897Legendary Egyptian king who sacrificed all strangers. He and his attendants are killed by Herakles at the altar where Herakles was to be killed, a popular subject for archaic art.

Above: Herakles and Busiris. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 525-475 BC. London, British Museum E38. Photo. BM 062897 © London, British Museum