Celaeno

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In Greek mythology, Celaeno (/sɨˈln/; Ancient Greek Κελαινώ Kelaino, lit. 'the dark one', also Celeno or Kelaino, sometimes [misspelled] Calaeno) referred to several different figures.

  • Celaeno, one of the Danaids, the daughters of Danaus. Her mother was Crino. She married and killed Hyperbius, son of Aegyptus and Hephaestine.[6] She was also believed to have had a son Celaenus by Poseidon.[7]
  • Celaeno, an Amazon. She was killed by Heracles whilst he was undertaking the ninth labour.[8]

Modern references[edit]

The following modern uses derive from the Ancient Greek mythical name:

In literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, Preface & 14
  2. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 3. 209-211, with the commentary by Servius
  3. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 10. 1
  4. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4. 1561
  5. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 132
  6. ^ Bibliotheca 2.1.5.
  7. ^ Strabo, Geography 12. 8. 18
  8. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Library of History, 4.16.3.
  9. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10. 6. 3