- Alcyone (Pleiades)
Alcyone IPA|/ælˈsaɪəniː/ in
Greek mythologyis 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 Poseidonand bore him several children, variously named in the sources: Hyrieus, Lycus, Hyperenor, and Aethusa; [Pseudo-Apollodorus, iii. 10. § 1] Hyperesand 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]
*M. Grant and J. Hazel, Who's Who in Greek Mythology, David McKay and Co Inc, 1979
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