P. 236 (with art)

Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Katasterismoi 13 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3.1, pp. 16-18, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.

Greek Text

Berlin, Antikensammlung F2537: Attic red-figure cup by Codrus Painter, from Tarquinia, with Gaia and Erichthonios


Fig. 95, p. 186, from A.B. Cook, Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion, vol. 3.1 (1940)

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London, British Museum E788: Attic red-figure rhyton by Sotades Painter with Kekrops


British Museum

JHS1887Journal of Hellenic Studies vol. 8, 1887, pl. 73

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Palermo, Banco di Sicilia, Fondazione Mormino 769: Attic black-figure, white ground lekythos by the Ampurias Painter with Gaia and Erichthonios

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London, British Museum E182: Attic red-figure hydria by the Oinanthe Painter with Gaia and Erichthonios



British Museum


Drawing by J.D. Beazley of Zeus and Gaia, from Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Munich, Antikensammlungen 2413: Attic red-figure stamnos by Hermonax with Gaia and Erichthonios



A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie III, 1932), pl. 137

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Aristophanes, Sphekes (Wasps438

Oh, Cecrops, mighty hero with the tail of a dragon!  Greek Text

Euripides, fr 930 N² – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, p. 661, ed. A. Nauck, 2nd ed. Leipzig 1889.

Alas! My half is becoming a dragon. Embrace what’s left of your father, child! (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey)  Greek Text

Frankfurt, Liebieghaus ST V 7: Attic red-figure cup in manner of Brygos Painter, with Kekropides


Annali dell’Istituto di Correspondenza Archeologica (1850), Pl.G

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Literary sources edited by Aaron J. Ivey, Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Classics, Univ. of Georgia, August 2016; by Dan Mills, Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Classics, Univ. of Georgia, March 2017; revised by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2021

Artistic sources edited by by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ., and Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, September 2016.


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