In Greek mythology, Electryone or Electryo or Alectrona (Doric form) was a daughter of Helios and Rhodos, and sister to the Heliadae. She died a virgin and was worshipped as a heroine on the island of Rhodes.
It is speculated by some that she was possibly a goddess of the morning, or of man's waking sense, which causes him to wake up in the morning; the Doric form of her name is akin to the Greek word for "rooster" (Alectrona, the feminine genitive of Αλεκτορ, Alektor, the ancient Greek word for "rooster"), while the Attic form Electryone is akin to the word for "amber" (Ἠλέκτρα, Elektra), as in the amber color of sunrise (as opposed to sunset, implied by Helios being her father); naturally, either of which would be an appropriate name for a solar goddess.
- Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History 5.56.5
- "Regulations for Visitors to the Temple of Alectrona at Ialysus"
- Graves, Robert; The Greek Myths, Penguin Books Ltd. (1960 edition). 42. c, 4.
- Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Electryo'ne"
- Numismatic Chronicle, Volume 18
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