Xanthippe (mythology)

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For the wife of Socrates, see Xanthippe.
For other uses, see Xanthippe (disambiguation).

In Greek mythology, Xanthippe (Ξανθίππη) is a name that may refer to:

  • Xanthippe, daughter of Dorus, wife of Pleuron and mother by him of Agenor, Sterope, Stratonice and Laophonte.[1]
  • Xanthippe, daughter of Myconus. She fed her imprisoned father with her own breastmilk to prevent him from dying of starvation.[2] She is also known as Pero.[3]
  • Xanthippe, an Amazon who is depicted confronting Iolaus on a red-figure vase painting.[4]


  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 7. 7
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 254
  3. ^ Valerius Maximus, 5. 4. ext.1
  4. ^ Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher (ed.): Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. Band VI (U-Z), Hildesheim, 1965, s. 518 (German)