Perimedes

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Perimedes (Περιμήδης) was a name attributed to several characters in Greek mythology.

  • Perimedes, a son of Eurystheus and Antimache, was killed by the Athenians in the war that ensued when Athens refused to deliver the Heracleidae up to Eurystheus.[1] Alternately, Perimedes, along with his brothers Eurybius and Eurypylus, was slain by Heracles when at a sacrificial meal in honor of his Twelve Labors being completed they served him a smaller portion of meat than they did for themselves.[2]
  • In the Odyssey, Perimedes was one of Odysseus's companions during his return voyage from Troy. He is very loyal to Odysseus throughout the story.[4][5]
  • Perimedes, a singer from Argos, said to have had many disciples.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 8. 1
  2. ^ Athenaeus, Banquet of the Learned, 4. 158 (p. 219)
  3. ^ Homer, Iliad, 15. 515
  4. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 11. 23; 12. 195
  5. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10. 29. 1
  6. ^ Shield of Heracles, 186
  7. ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy, 8. 291
  8. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, Epitome of Book 4, 7. 26 ff
  9. ^ Scholia on Odyssey, 3. 267