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For the island in the Aegean, see Astypalaia.

In Greek mythology, Astypalaea[pronunciation?] was the daughter of Phoenix (son of Agenor) and Perimede and the sister of Europa. She was a lover of Poseidon who seduced her, and had two sons by him: Ancaeus, King of Samos, and Eurypylos, King of Kos.[1][2]

The island of Astypalaia was believed to have been named after her.[3]


  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7. 4. 1
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 7. 1
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Astypalaia