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Anaxibia (/ænəkˈsɪbiə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀναξίβια) is the name of six characters in Greek mythology.

  1. Anaxibia, daughter of Bias and Iphianassa, and niece of Melampus. She married Pelias, to whom she bore Acastus, Pisidice, Pelopia, Hippothoe, Alcestis, and Medusa.[1][2] She was sometimes called Alphesiboea[3] or Phylomache, daughter of Amphion.
  2. Anaxibia, daughter of Atreus and Aerope or, alternatively, of Pleisthenes and Aerope or Pleisthenes and Cleolla (daughter of Dias), and sister of Agamemnon and Menelaus.[4] She married Strophius, king of Phocis, becoming mother of Pylades.[5][6] She is also known as Astyoche[7] or Cydragora.[8]
  3. Anaxibia, one of the Danaids, married to Archelaus, son of Aegyptus.[9]
  4. Anaxibia, daughter of Cratieus. She married Nestor and is the mother of Pisidice, Polycaste, Perseus (son of Nestor), Stratichus, Aretus, Echephron, Peisistratus, Antilochus, and Thrasymedes.[10] More commonly, Eurydice of Pylos is considered to be Nestor's wife and the mother of these children.[11]
  5. Anaxibia, a naiad of the Ganges river. She fled from the advances of Helios. Artemis hid her in the sanctuary on Mount Koryphe.[12][13]
  6. Anaxibia, mother of Maeander by Cercaphus.[14]


  1. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 51. Alcestis
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.10.
  3. ^ Theocritus, Idylls, 3. 45
  4. ^ Hesiod. Catalogue of Women 69: Agamemnon
  5. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 29. 4
  6. ^ Scholia on Euripides, Orestes, 765 & 1233
  7. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 117. Clytemnestra
  8. ^ Scholia on Euripides, Orestes, 33
  9. ^ Apollodorus, Library, 2.1.5.
  10. ^ Apollodorus, Library, 1.9.9.
  11. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 3. 452
  12. ^ Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers, 3. 3
  13. ^ Theoi Project - Helios Loves
  14. ^ Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers, 9. 1