Beroe (mythology)

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Beroe (Greek: Βερόη) in Greek mythology is a nymph of Beirut, the daughter of Aphrodite and Adonis, and sister of Golgos.[1] She was wooed by both Dionysus and Poseidon, eventually marrying Poseidon.[2][3]

At the birth of Beroe, Hermes acted as the midwife and assisted in the delivery of Beroe then the Virgin Astraia (lady of justice) took the infant Beroe and fed her with the wise breast and told her words of law, feeding her honey and washing her with sacred water.[4] As she grew up, she was highly regarded as an outstanding beauty and destined to marry Poseidon.[4] Eros struck her twice with arrows of love and a confrontation took place for her love.[4] Beroe wore no ornaments or make-up, and she was not vain and never examined herself in the mirror.[4] Beroe was a mortal but often her beauty was compared to that of goddesses.[4]

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  1. ^ Graves, Robert (1960). The Greek Myths. London: Penguin Books. p. 70. ISBN 9780140171990. 
  2. ^ "Aphrodite family". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Poseidin's wives". Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Nymphe Beroe". Retrieved 28 December 2012.