Astypalaea

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For the island in the Aegean, see Astypalaia.

In Greek mythology, Astypalaea (pronounced [astiˈpalea]) 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]

Dorus Aetolus Pronoe Phorbus
Xanthippe Pleuron Calydon Aeolia
Sterope Stratonice Laophonte Agenor Epicaste Cleoboea Protogeneia Ares
Euryte Porthaon Demonice Thestius Eurythemis Oxylus
Oeneus Althaea Toxeus Evippus Plexippus Eurypylus Leda
Periphas Toxeus Deianira Gorge Perimede Phoenix Oecles Hypermnestra
Clymenus Melanippe Thoas Astypalaea Poseidon Polyboea Iphianeira Amphiaraus
Mothone Agelaus Ancaeus Eurypylus Clytie
Thyreus Eurymede Heracles Chalciope
Meleager Thessalus

References[edit]

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