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Hippeia or Hippea (Ἱππεία)[1][n 1] is the name of two characters in Greek mythology.

Athena Hippeia[edit]

Athena Hippeia (or Hippeia Athena, "Athena of Horses") is Athena as a goddess of horses. In this form, she was said to be the daughter of Poseidon and Polyphe, daughter of Oceanus. She was given her name because she was the first to use a chariot.[3]

Daughter of Antippus[edit]

Hippea is the daughter of Antippus. She married Elatus and bore Polyphemus, Caeneus, and Ischys.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The name, epithet or title is perhaps attested in Mycenaean Greek in the Linear B syllabic script (PY An 1281 inscription and fragments) in the form 𐀡𐀴𐀛𐀊𐄀𐀂𐀤𐀊, po-ti-ni-ja, i-qe-ja.[2]
  1. ^ ἱππεία. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.
  2. ^ Raymoure, K.A. "i-qe-ja". Minoan Linear A & Mycenaean Linear B. Deaditerranean.  "PY 1281 An + frr.: 10 + fr. (12)". DĀMOS Database of Mycenaean at Oslo. University of Oslo.  Gamkrelidze, Thomas V.; Ivanov, Vjaceslav V. (1995). Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. Volume I, Part I. Mouton de Gruyter. p. 463. ISBN 3-11-009646-3. 
  3. ^ Suidas, Athena Hippeia.
  4. ^ Hyginus. Fabulae, 14.