Minor Divinities (page 142)

Chapter 3: Olympos, the Underworld, and Minor Divinities

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Pherekydes 3F11 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 61-62, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

And he leads him first, telling him to cheer up, to the Graiai, daughters of Phorkos, Pemphredo and Enyo and Deino, with Athena preceding them, and he steals away their eye and their tooth as they hand them to each other. And they, noticing, cry out and supplicate him to give back the eye and the tooth, because the three of them made use of one by taking turns. And Perseus says he has it and he will give it back if they direct him to the nymphs who have the cap of Aides and the winged sandals and the pouch. And they tell him, and Perseus gives back what he took. And he goes away to the nymphs with Hermes, and after asking and getting them he ties on the winged sandals and hangs the pouch on his shoulders and sets the cap of Aides over his head.  (Transl. Silvio Curtis)

Pherekydes 3F16 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 65, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Diodoros Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica 5.70.2-3

but Rhea, grieved as she was, and yet lacking the power to change her husband’s purpose, when she had given birth to Zeus, concealed him in Idê, as it is called, and, without the knowledge of Cronus, entrusted the rearing of him to the Curetes who dwelt in the neighbourhood of Mount Idê. The Curetes bore him off to a certain cave where they gave him over to the Nymphs, with the command that they should minister to his every need. And the Nymphs nurtured the child on a mixture of honey and milk and gave him upbringing at the udder of the goat which was named Amaltheia.  Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 22.460

So saying she hasted through the hall with throbbing heart as one beside herself.  Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Demeter 2.386

she [Persephone] rushed forth as does a Maenad down some thick-wooded mountain.  Greek Text

Aischylos fr 382 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, p. 432, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985.

father Theoinos (God of wine), yoker of Mainades  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Sophokles, Oidipous Tyrannos 212

ruddy Bacchus to whom Bacchants cry  Greek Text

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