Enipeus (deity)

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Enipeus, in ancient Greece, was a river god. Enipeus was loved by a mortal woman named Tyro, who was married to a mortal man named Cretheus.[1] Poseidon, filled with lust for Tyro, disguised himself as Enipeus and from their union was born Pelias and Neleus, twin boys.[2][3] The River Enipeus (now Enipeas) is located in Thessaly, and was the site of the Battle of Cynoscephalae and the Battle of Pharsalus.[4]


  1. ^ Grant, Michael (2002). "Tyro". Who's who in classical mythology. London: Routledge. p. 534. ISBN 978-1-84972-010-6. OCLC 436844033.
  2. ^ Rose, Herbert Jennings (2012). "Enipeus (Ἐνιπεύς)". The Oxford Classical Dictionary (Fourth ed.). Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-954556-8. OCLC 779530090.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  3. ^ Finkelberg, Margalit, ed. (6 January 2012). "Enipeus". The Homer Encyclopedia. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781444350302. ISBN 978-1-4051-7768-9.
  4. ^ Kramolisch, Herwig; Lienau, Cay (2002–2010). "Enipeus". Brill's New Pauly : encyclopaedia of the ancient world. Antiquity. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 90-04-12258-3. OCLC 54952013.

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