Gygaea of Macedon

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Gygaea (Greek: Γυγαίη) was a daughter of Amyntas I and sister of Alexander I of Macedon. She was given away in marriage by her brother to the Persian official Bubares.[1] Herodotus also mentions a son of Bubares and Gygaea, called Amyntas, who was later given the city Alabanda in Caria by Xerxes I (r. 486-465).[2]

There is also another Gygaea, second wife of Amyntas III of Macedon, whose son Menelaus was put to death by his stepbrother Philip II in 347 BC.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.