Antinoe

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This article is about the mythological figures. For the ancient Egyptian city, see Antinopolis.

In Greek mythology, the name Antinoe (Ἀντινόη) may refer to:

  • Antinoe, daughter of Cepheus. Instructed by an oracle, she removed the inhabitants of Mantinea from the old settlement founded by Mantineus, son of Lycaon, to a new one. She was guided to the new site by a snake, and from that circumstance the river on the banks of which the new city was founded received the name Ophis (Greek for "snake").[1] The tomb of Antinoe, known as "The Common Hearth", was shown in Mantinea.[2]
  • Antinoe, a daughter of Pelias and sister of Asteropeia. After the sisters had been tricked by Medea into killing their own father, they had to flee from Iolcus to Arcadia, where they ended their days and were buried.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 8. 4
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 9. 5
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 11. 3; note the contradiction to the account of the Bibliotheca (1. 9. 10), which informs that Pelias' daughters were four, Alcestis, Hippothoe, Pelopia and Peisidice. Pausanias refers to the painter Micon for the names, and notes that the sisters were never mentioned by names in any poetic works known to him.
  4. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 164. Lycurgus' wife is otherwise known as Cleophyle or Eurynome.