Euboea (mythology)

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Euboea is the name of several women in Greek mythology.

  1. Euboea, a Naiad, daughter of the Boeotian river-god Asopus and of Metope.[1] Poseidon abducted her.[2] The island of Euboea was given her name.[3][4][5][6]
  2. Euboea, one of the daughters of the river-god Asterion. She and her sisters, Acraea and Prosymna, were the nurses of Hera.[7][8]
  3. Euboea, one of the fifty daughters of Thespius and Megamede. She bore Heracles a son Olympus.[9]
  4. Euboea, daughter of Macareus, king of Locris. She bore Apollo a son, Agreus.[10][11]
  5. Euboea, daughter of Larymnus. She and Polybus of Sicyon were possible parents of Glaucus.[12]
  6. Euboea, a heroine and eponym of the island of Euboea.[13][14] May be identical with one of the above.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 72. 1
  2. ^ Corinna, Fragment 654 (trans. Campbell)
  3. ^ Eustathius on Homer, p. 278
  4. ^ Nonnus, Dionysiaca 42. 411
  5. ^ William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, v. 2, page 60
  6. ^ Theoi Project - Nymphe Euboia
  7. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 17. 1
  8. ^ Theoi Project - Nymphai Asterionides
  9. ^ Apollodorus. The Library, 2.7.8..
  10. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 161
  11. ^ Theoi Project - Apollon Family
  12. ^ Athenaeus, Banquet of the Learned, 7. 296b (p. 329)
  13. ^ Strabo, Geography 10. 1. 3
  14. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Euboia