Astypalaea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

In Greek mythology, Astypalaea (pronounced [astiˈpalea]; Ancient Greek: Ἀστυπάλαια) was the daughter of Phoenix (son of Agenor) and Perimede, daughter of Oeneus; thus she was 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]

Calydonian Family Tree[edit]

DorusAetolusPronoeAmythaon
XanthippePleuronCalydonAeolia
SteropeStratoniceLaophonteAgenorEpicasteCleoboeaProtogeneiaAres
EurytePorthaonDemoniceThestiusEurythemisOxylus
OeneusAlthaeaToxeusEvippusPlexippusEurypylusLeda
PeriphasToxeusDeianiraGorgePerimedePhoenixOeclesHypermnestra
ClymenusMelanippeThoasAstypalaeaPoseidonPolyboeaIphianeiraAmphiaraus
MothoneAgelausAncaeusEurypylusClytie
ThyreusEurymedeHeraclesChalciope
MeleagerThessalus

References[edit]

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