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In Greek mythology, the name Henioche (/hɛˈn.ək/; Greek Ἡνιόχη, fem. of ἠνίοχος "charioteer") may refer to:

  1. Henioche, a surname of Hera in Lebadea.[1]
  2. Henioche or Eniocha, wife of King Creon of Thebes according to some authors;[2] more commonly known as Eurydice.
  3. Henioche, daughter of Creon and the above, sister of Pyrrha. There were statues of the two sisters near the sanctuary of Apollo Ismenius in Thebes.[3]
  4. Henioche, a daughter of Pittheus, thus a sister of Aethra. She was the mother of Sciron by Canethus.[4]
  5. Henioche, daughter of Armenius the descendant of Admetus, consort of Andropompus and mother by him of Melanthus, who in his turn was father of Codrus.[5]
  6. Henioche, the old nurse of Medea.[6]
  7. Henioche or Heniocheia could be the correct form behind Henicea in Hyginus' catalogue[7] of Priam's children.


  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 39. 5
  2. ^ Shield of Heracles 83; scholia on Iliad 14. 323
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 10. 3
  4. ^ Plutarch, Life of Theseus, 25. 4
  5. ^ Hellanicus in scholia on Plato, Symposium, 208d (p. 376)
  6. ^ Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, 5. 357
  7. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 90