Sterope (Pleiad)

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In Greek mythology, Sterope (/ˈstɛrəp/; Ancient Greek: Στερόπη, [sterópɛː], from στεροπή, steropē, lightning),[1] also called Asterope (Ἀστερόπη), was one of the seven Pleiades,[2] the daughters of Atlas and Pleione, born to them at Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. She was the wife of King Oenomaus of Pisa, or according to some accounts, his mother by Ares.[3] Sterope was also credited to be the mother of Evenus (father of Marpessa) by the said Olympian god.[4]



  1. ^ Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert. "sterope". A Greek-English Lexicon. Perseus Project, Tufts University. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 5.10.5
  3. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.10.1
  4. ^ Plutarch, Parallela minora 40

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