Alcippe (Greek mythology)

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Alcippe /ˌælˈsɪp/ (Ἀλκίππη, Alkippē) was a name attributed to a number of figures in Greek mythology.[1]

  • Alcippe, an Amazon who vowed to remain a virgin. She was killed by Heracles during his ninth labor.[4]
  • Alcippe, one of the Alcyonides, daughters of Alcyoneus. Along with her sisters she threw herself into the sea and was turned into a kingfisher.[6][7]
  • Alcippe, one of the attendants of Helen.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alciphron". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. pp. 103–104. 
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. 21. § 7
  3. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 14. § 2
  4. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Library of History, 4.16.3.
  5. ^ Bibliotheca [1]
  6. ^ Suda s. v. Alkyonides
  7. ^ Theoi Project - Nymphai Alkyonides
  8. ^ Homer. Odyssey, 4.120.
  9. ^ Pseudo-Plutarch. Greek and Roman Parallel Stories, 40.