Troy he founded, in conjunction with Mopsus, another famous seer, the oracle of Mallos in Cilicia.
The "Argo" was now carried twelve days and twelve nights to the Hesperides, and thence to lake Tritonis (where the seer Mopsus died), whence Triton conducted them to the Mediterranean.
It had been predicted that he should die when he met his superior in divination; and the prophecy was fulfilled in the person of Mopsus, whom Calchas met in the grove of the Clarian Apollo near Colophon.
MOPSUS, in Greek legend, the name of two seers.
The rival seer Calchas is said to have died of chagrin because the predictions of Mopsus were fulfilled, while his own proved incorrect.
Together with another seer, Amphilochus, Mopsus founded Mallus in Cilicia after the return from Troy; and in a quarrel for its possession both lost their lives.
3, 2) Mopsus expelled the native inhabitants of Caria, and built the town of Colophon.
Mopsus was worshipped as a god by the Cilicians, and had two famous oracles at Colophon and Mallus.
Mopsus appears to be the incarnation of Apollo of Claros.
(i.) The casting of lots, sortilege, was common in classical antiquity; the Homeric heroes prayed to the gods when they cast lots in Agamemnon's leather cap, and Mopsus divined with sacred lots when the Argonauts embarked.