Orphne

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Orphne
Abode Hades
Consort Acheron
Children Ascalaphus

In Greek mythology, Orphne /ˈɔːrfn/ (Ancient Greek: Ὀρφνή, from ὄρφνη, "darkness"), also known as Styx /ˈstɪks/ (Στύξ) or Gorgyra /ˈɡɔːrərə/ (Γόργυρα, from γοργύρα, "underground drain"),[1] was a nymph that lived in Hades. With Acheron, she mothered Ascalaphus.[1]

Orphne also seems to be one translation of the name of the Roman goddess Caligo (Darkness).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fontenrose, Joseph Eddy (May 1980). Python: a study of Delphic myth and its origins. University of California Press. p. 287. ISBN 978-0-520-04091-5. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Fontenrose, Joseph Eddy (May 1980). Python: a study of Delphic myth and its origins. University of California Press. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-520-04091-5. Retrieved 29 November 2011.