In Greek mythology, Hyprieus was king of Boeotia. Hyprieus hired Trophonius and Agamedes to build a treasure chamber for him but they also built a secret entrance to it. Using the secret entrance, they stole Hyprieus' fortune. He was aware but did not know who the thief was; he laid a snare. Agamedes was trapped in it; Trophonius cut off his head so that Hyprieus would not know who the body in the snare was.

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