Deioneus

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For the shrimp genus, see Deioneus sandizelli.

In Greek mythology, Deioneus (/dˈnəs/; Ancient Greek: Δηιονεύς) or Deion (/ˈd.ɒn/; Δηίων) is a name attributed to the following individuals:

  • Father of Dia and father-in-law of Ixion to-be, Deioneus was pushed by him into a bed of flaming coals so that Ixion wouldn't have to pay the bride price.[2] Also known as Eioneus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 7. 3 & 1. 9. 4; Hyginus, Fabulae 198; Catalogue of Women frr. 10(a) and 58.
  2. ^ Pindar, Pythian ode 2, 39
  3. ^ Plutarch, Theseus, 8
  4. ^ Scholia on Pindar, Olympian Ode 5. 61