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In Greek mythology, Enarete (/ɪˈnærɪt/, Ancient Greek: Ἐναρέτη "virtuous" literally "in virtue", from en "in" and arete "virtue") or Aenarete (Ancient Greek: Αἰναρέτη Ainarete), was the daughter of Deimachus, was the wife of Aeolus and ancestor of the Aeolians.[1] Her children were Cretheus, Sisyphus, Athamas, Salmoneus, Deion, Magnes, Perieres, Canace, Alcyone, Peisidice, Calyce, and Perimede.[2] She may have been the mother of Arne, if the Aeolus who was her husband was the same Aeolus who fathered Arne.[3]

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  1. ^ Enarete is the form found in the manuscripts of Bibliotheca 1.7.1, which West (1985, pp. 59–60) takes to be a misspelling of Aenarete, the form written in the scholia to Plato, Minos 315c, since Enarete cannot stand in a hexameter line and the Bibliotheca's primary source at this point is the epic Hesiodic Catalogue of Women. At scholia to Pindar, Pythia 4.252 yet another form—Enarea (Ἐνάρεα or Ἐναρέᾱ)—is found.
  2. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 7. 3
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 40. 5; Diodorus Siculus (Library of History, 4. 67), however, states that the father of Arne was the great-grandson of Aeolus, husband of Enarete


  • West, M.L. (1985), The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Its Nature, Structure, and Origins, Oxford, ISBN 0198140347 .