Alcyone (Pleiades)


Alcyone (Pleiades)

Alcyone IPA|/ælˈsaɪəniː/ in Greek mythology is the name of one of the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione or, more rarely, Aethra.cite encyclopedia | last = Schmitz | first = Leonhard | authorlink = | title = Alcyone (1) | editor = William Smith | encyclopedia = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology | volume = 1 | pages = 108 | publisher = Little, Brown and Company | location = Boston | year = 1867 | url = http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0117.html ] She attracted the attention of the god Poseidon and bore him several children, variously named in the sources: Hyrieus, Lycus, Hyperenor, and Aethusa; [Pseudo-Apollodorus, iii. 10. § 1] Hyperes and Anthas; [Pausanias, "Description of Greece" ii. 30. § 7] Glaucus; [Athenaeus, "Deipnosophistae" vii] and Epopeus. [Gaius Julius Hyginus "Praef. Fab." p. 11, ed. Staveren] [Ovid, "Heroides" xix. 133] There are various etymological interpretations of her name's origin. [ [http://www.theoi.com/Nymphe/NympheAlkyone.html Alcyone] at Theoi.com]

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*M. Grant and J. Hazel, Who's Who in Greek Mythology, David McKay and Co Inc, 1979


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