The Daughters of Atlas (page 216)

Chapter 6: Other Early Families

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Od 11.260-65Homer, Odyssey

And after her I saw Antiope, daughter of Asopus, who boasted that she had slept even in the arms of Zeus, and she bore two sons, Amphion and Zethus, who first established the seat of seven-gated Thebe, and fenced it in with walls, for they could not [265] dwell in spacious Thebe unfenced, how mighty soever they were.  Greek Text

Asios fr 1 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 127, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Antiope, daughter of the deep-eddying river Asopos, bore Zethos and noble Amphion having conceived by Zeus and Epopeus, shepherd of people.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Palaiphatos 51Mythographi Graeci 3 pt. 2, pp. 71-72, ed. N. Festa. Leipzig 1902.

Orion: Child of Zeus Poseidon and Hermes. Hyrieus the son of Poseidon and Alcyone, one of the daughters of Atlas, dwelt in Tanagra of Boeotia. He was extremely hospitable and once entertained the gods. Zeus and Poseidon and Hermes were hosted by him. Having been beneficiaries of his kind treatment, they urged him to ask whatever he wanted. Since he was childless, he asked for a child. The gods took the hide of the ox that had been sacrificed for them and ejaculated in it. They ordered him to hide it under ground and to take it up again after ten months. When the time passed, Ourion was born, named from the gods’ having urinated. Afterwards, Orion as a euphemism. He was hunting with Artemis and tried to rape her. Furious, the goddess produced a scorpion from the earth, which wounded him in the ankle and killed him. Zeus, in sympathy, made him a constellation.  Greek Text

ΣA Il 18.486 – Scholia A to Homer, Iliad  – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 2, p. 168-71, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 184 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 88, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 188A MW – Hesiodi Theogonia, Opera et Dies, Scutum, p. 231, ed. Solmsen. 3d ed. Oxford 1990.

Anon. P. Michigan inv. 1447 ii 7-9, ed Renner

Arethousa daughter of Hyperes, having had intercourse with Poseidon, was changed into a fountain in Chalkis by Hera, as Hesiod says.  (Transl. Elena Bianchelli)

Hellanikos FgrH 4F19b – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 111, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

ApB 3.10.1 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

And Poseidon had intercourse with two of them, first with Celaeno, by whom he had Lycus, whom Poseidon made to dwell in the Islands of the Blest.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 129.12 MWFragmenta Hesiodea, p. 63, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Eury]dike daughter of Lakedaimon  (Transl. Elena Bianchelli)

ApB 3.10.3 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Lacedaemon and Sparta, daughter of Eurotas ( who was a son of Lelex, a son of the soil, by a Naiad nymph Cleocharia), had a son Amyclas and a daughter Eurydice, whom Acrisius married.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 171 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 83, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

ApB 3.10.3 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Amyclas and Diomede, daughter of Lapithus, had sons, Cynortes and Hyacinth. They say that this Hyacinth was beloved of Apollo and killed by him involuntarily with the cast of a quoit. Cynortes had a son Perieres, who married Gorgophone, daughter of Perseus, as Stesichorus says, and she bore Tyndareus, Icarius, Aphareus, and Leucippus.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 199 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 97-98, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Paus 3.1.3-4 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

On the death of Amyclas the empire came to Aigalus, the eldest of his sons, and afterwards, when Aigalus died, to Cynortas. Cynortas had a son Oebalus. [4] He took a wife from Argos, Gorgophone the daughter of Perseus, and begat a son Tyndareus, with whom Hippocoon disputed about the kingship, claiming the throne on the ground of being the eldest.  Greek Text

ApB 3.10.4 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

But some say that Aphareus and Leucippus were sons of Perieres, the son of Aeolus, and that Cynortes begat Perieres, and that Perieres begat Oebalus, and that Oebalus begat Tyndareus, Hippocoon, and Icarius by a Naiad nymph Batia.  Greek Text

Σ Or 457 – Scholia to Euripides, Orestes  – Scholia in Euripidem, ed. E. Schwartz, vol. 1, p. 150. Berlin 1887. 

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