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Nicippe, also Nikippe (Νικίππη) is a name attributed to several women in Greek mythology.

  • Nicippe, a priestess of Demeter in Dotion, Thessaly. Demeter assumes her shape to try to stop Erysichthon from cutting down the sacred grove.[5]

Also known is one apparently historical figure of this name:

  • Nicippe, daughter of Paseas, who dedicated a statue to Aphrodite Symmachia at the temple in Mantinea which was founded to commemorate the alliance of the Mantineans with the Romans in the Battle of Actium.[6]


  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2.7.8.
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2.4.5.
  3. ^ Scholia on Iliad, 19. 119
  4. ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades, 2. 172 & 195
  5. ^ Callimachus, Hymn 5 to Demeter, 42 ff
  6. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 9. 6