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Diomede (/ˌd.əˈmd/; Ancient Greek: Διομήδη Diomēdē) is the name of four women in Greek mythology.

Diomede of Lesbos[edit]

According to Homer’s Iliad, Diomede was a mistress of Achilles, taken up after the seizure of Briseis by the King Agamemnon. Her father was Phorbas of Lesbos.[1][2]

Diomede the Lapith[edit]

Diomede was a Lapith, and daughter of Lapithes. She married King Amyclas of Sparta and was the mother of Hyacinthus, King Cynortes, Polyboea, Laodamia, and, in other versions, of Daphne.[3][4][5][6][7]

Diomede the Phocian[edit]

Diomede, daughter of Xuthus. She married Deioneus, king of Phocis, and was the mother of Cephalus, Actor, Aenetus, Phylacus and Asterodia.[8][9]

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Diomede, mother of Euryalus[edit]

A fourth character of the name Diomede is mentioned briefly in Hyginus.[10] She is given as the wife of Pallas and mother of Euryalus, who fought at Troy. Nothing else is known about her.


  1. ^ Iliad 9. 665
  2. ^ Eustathius on Homer, 596; Dictys Cretensis 2. 19, where she is called "Διομήδεια" (Diomedeia)
  3. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 9. 1; 3. 10. 3
  4. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3. 19. 4; 10. 9. 5.
  5. ^ Theoi Project - LOVES OF APOLLO
  6. ^ Theoi Project - POLYBOEA
  7. ^ Parthenius, Love Romances, 15
  9. ^ Apollodorus, The Library, 1.9.4
  10. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 97