Mermeros and Pheres

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In Greek mythology, Mermeros and Pheres were the sons of Jason and Medea. They were killed either by the Corinthians[1][2] or by Medea,[3][4][5][6] for reasons that vary depending on the rendition (see Medea). In one account, Mermerus was killed by a lioness while hunting.[7]

Namesakes[edit]

There were other characters in Greek mythology that bore the names Mermerus and Pheres:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 3. 6
  2. ^ Scholia on Euripides' Medea, 10
  3. ^ Euripides, Medea
  4. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 25
  5. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 54. 7
  6. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 9. 28 cites both versions
  7. ^ Naupactica, cited in Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 3. 9
  8. ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy, 6. 662
  9. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 10. 413
  10. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 9. 106
  11. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 8. 1
  12. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 2
  13. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 1. 260
  14. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12. 305
  15. ^ Homer, Iliad, 14. 513