Phoebe (Leucippides)


Phoebe (Leucippides)

In Greek mythology, Phoebe was a daughter of Leucippus and Philodice. She was one of the Leucippides, along with her sister Hilaeira. Phoebe and Hilaeira were priestesses of Athena and Artemis, and betrothed to Idas and Lynceus, the sons of Aphareus. Castor and Pollux were charmed by their beauty and carried them off. When Idas and Lynceus tried to rescue their brides-to-be they were both slain, but Castor himself fell. Pollux persuaded Zeus to allow him to share his immortality with his brother.

Phoebe married Pollux and bore him a son, named either Mnesileos or Mnasinous. [http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/ApotheothenaLeukippides.html] .


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