Such are the accounts given by the Greeks of the deeds of Gyges.
"Let us turn back here," exclaimed Gyges to his young companions.
Following this dynasty was, he says, another of twenty-one kings who ruled before the dynasty founded by Gyges.
"No one need be sad who goes to his death as innocently as we do," said Gyges.
If the first Gyges could be called an ancestor of Lydus, he must have held a high position in the legend of the Lydians.
The latter dates must be accepted if Gyges sent help to Psammetichus.
To Nero had been given alike the ring of Gyges and the lamp of Aladdin.
According to this Gyges gained the throne at 21 years of age.
That Gyges had really to undergo severe struggles with the Cimmerians we learn from the distant east, from Nineveh.
Ambassadors came to his court from Ararat, as well as from Gyges of Lydia.