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In Greek mythology, the name Polymele or Polymela may refer to:

  • Daughter of Aeolus. When Odysseus visited their island,[4] he fell in love with her and lay with her secretly. Soon after the guest's departure, Aeolus discovered his daughter crying over some spoils from Troy which Odysseus had given to her as presents. Outraged, he was about to exact vengeance upon Polymele, but his son Diores, who was in love with his own sister, intervened and implored Aeolus to marry her to him, to which Aeolus consented.[5]


  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 13. 8
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 97
  3. ^ Homer, Iliad, 16. 179
  4. ^ See Homer, Odyssey, 10. 1 ff and Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 7. 7
  5. ^ Parthenius, Love Romances, 2
  6. ^ Tzetzes, Homeric Allegories, Prologue, 639
  7. ^ Hesiod, Catalogue of Women fr. 38.