Labda (mythology)

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According to Herodotus, Labda (Greek: Λάβδα) was a daughter of the Bacchiad Amphion, and mother of Cypselus, by Eetion.[1] Her name was derived from the fact of her feet being turned outward, and thus resembling the letter lambda (Λ),[2] which, by the accounts of the most ancient Greek grammarians, was originally pronounced labda [labda].

References[edit]

"Labda." Leonhard Schmitz. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. William Smith, editor (1870).

  1. ^ Aelius Herodianus, v. 92. (cited in Smith)
  2. ^ Etymologicum Magnum p. 199. Compare Cypselus. (cited in Smith)

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.