Lelantos

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In the Dionysiaca of Nonnus (early 5th century), Lelantos, or Lelantus (Greek: Λήλαντος) is the Titan father of the nymph Aura ("Breeze"),[1] who was the mother, by Dionysus, of Iacchus, a minor deity connected with the Eleusinian mysteries.[2] Lelantos was married to the Oceanid Periboia, whom Nonnus seems to imply was Aura's mother,[3] although elsewhere, he calls Aura the "daughter of Cybele".[4]

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  • Bernabé and García-Gasco, "Nonnus and Dionysiac-Orphic Religion" in Brill’s Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis, editor Domenico Accorinti, BRILL, 2016. ISBN 9789004310698.
  • Grimal, Pierre, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1.
  • Nonnus, Dionysiaca; translated by Rouse, W H D, I Books I–XV. Loeb Classical Library No. 344, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1940. Internet Archive
  • Nonnus, Dionysiaca; translated by Rouse, W H D, III Books XXXVI–XLVIII. Loeb Classical Library No. 346, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1940. Internet Archive