Meda (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, the name Meda (Μήδα) may refer to:

  • Wife of Idomeneus. While her husband fought at Troy, she had a love affair with Leucus (like Clytaemnestra and Aegiale, she became unfaithful to her husband at the instigation of Nauplius). However, Leucus eventually killed Meda and her daughter Cleisithyra, and seized the power over the kingdom of Idomeneus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bibliotheca, Epitome of Book 4, 6. 9 - 10
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 5. 2 & 10. 10. 1
  3. ^ Scholia on Homer, Odyssey, 1. 275