Homer Od. 11.321-22:
“And Phaedra and Procris I saw, and fair Ariadne, the daughter of Minos of baneful mind” (original Greek)
Hesiod Theogony 947-8:
“And golden-haired Dionysus made brown-haired Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, his buxom wife” (original Greek)
Homer Il. 13.451-2:
“Minos again got him a son, even the peerless Deucalion, and Deucalion begat me, a lord over many men in wide Crete” (original Greek)
Hesiod fr 148a MW:
“Hesiod says that he [Orion] was the son of Euryale, the daughter of Minos, and of Poseidon…”
Pindar Pa. 4.35-53: (includes the Greek)
I approve the words of lord
who refused to rule over the Cretans, although they
and to share a seventh part of one hundred
cities with the sons of Pasiphaë.
But he told them his own omen:
“Truly I fear war
with Zeus and I fear loud-rumbling Earthshaker.
With their thunderbolt and trident they once
sent the land and all the people
into deep Tartarus, sparing my mother
and the entire well-fenced house.
Then, am I to pursue wealth and reject as totally void
this land’s ordinance from the blessed gods,
in order to have a great inheritance elsewhere? Too
would be my constant
fear. Give up, my mind, the cypress tree,
give up the pasture land around Ida.
To me has been given a small (portion?) of bush(?) . . .
but I have been allotted no sorrows, no civil strife.
on the third day warlike Minos came with a host of Cretans in fifty ships with flashing sterns. And by the will of Zeus Eukleios he subdued the deep-waisted maiden Dexithea, and left with her half of his people, battle-loving men, to whom he gave the craggy land as their share; and then he sailed off to the lovely city of Knossos, the king, the son of Europa. And in the tenth month the bride with beautiful hair bore Euxantius, to be ruler over the glorious island… (original Greek)
Hesiod fr 145 MW:
The athletic contest in memory of Eurygyes Melesagorus says that Androgeos the son of Minos was called Eurygyes, and that a contest in his honour is held near his tomb at Athens in the Ceramicus.
Diodoros Bibliotheca Historica 4.60.4-5:
And marrying Pasiphaê, the daughter of Helius and Cretê, he begat Deucalion and Catreus and Androgeos and Ariadnê and had other, natural, children more in number than these. As for the sons of Minos, Androgeos came to Athens at the time of the Panathenaic festival, while Aegeus was king, and defeating all the contestants in the games be became a close friend of the sons of Pallas.
Thereupon Aegeus, viewing with suspicion the friendship which Androgeos had formed, since he feared that Minos might lend his aid to the sons of Pallas and take from him the supreme power, plotted against the life of Androgeos, Consequently, when the latter was on his way to Thebes in order to attend a festival there, Aegeus caused him to be treacherously slain by certain natives of the region in the neighbourhood of Oenoê in Attica. (original Greek)
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