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There are two kinds of searches possible for this web site. The first type, which is comprehensive, involves just entering a mythological character’s name in the search box over the left menu bar. This type of search will pull up most pages where your character is mentioned.

Please note that the name of a character might appear with different spellings (ex: Zeus, Juppiter, Jove) since different translators might prefer to use the Greek, the Latin, or the English spelling.

The second way to search is a subject search; in this type of search, the same search box is used, but the name of the mythological character must be preceded by a pound symbol (#), as in “#Orpheus” (see below for the spelling of each name you are looking for). This type of search, called a tag search, will lead you to most of the pages that contain artistic depictions of the character.

Please note that you can combine more than one character’s name in a search, by simply putting a space between the names, as in “#Smyrna/Myrrha #Adonis”. If the character(s) has more than one word identifying him/her/them, the plus symbol (+) should be inserted between each of the different words in the name, as in “#Daughters+of+Minyas” (see below for such combinations).

When there is a subject tag(s) at the bottom of a page with artistic sources, clicking on the tag, as in #Zeus, will cause all the pages with the same tag to display; hence you will find most examples of Zeus in artistic representations on this site.

A:

#Abderos#Achilleus, #Admetos, #Adonis, #Agamemnon, #Aias+son+of+Oileus, #Aias+son+of+Telamon, #Aigina, #Aigisthos, #Aineias, #Aiolos, #Aithra, #Akamas, #Akastos, #Aktaion, #Aletes+son+of+Aigisthos, #Alkestis, #Alkmaion, #Alkmene, #Aloadai, #Amazones, #Amphiaraos, #Amphilochos+son+of+Amphiaraos, #Amphion, #Amphitrite, #Amphitryon, ##Anchises, #Andromache+Amazon, #Andromache+wife+of+Hektor, #Anesidora, #Antenor, #Antikleia, #Antilochos, #Antiope+I (mother of Amphion and Zethos), #Antiope+wife+of+Laokoon, #Antiphates+son+of+Melampous, #Aphrodite, #Apollo, #apple, #Ares, #Ariadne, #arms+of+Achilleus#Artemis, #Askanios, #Astyanax, #Atalanta, #Athamas, #Athena, #Atlas, #Augeias, #Autoboulos, #Autolykos

B:

#basket, #battlements+of+Troy, #bearskin, #boar, #boarskin, #Boreas, #Briseis, #bull

C:

#cattle, #Chariklo, #Charon, #Charybdis, #Cheiron, #Chimaira, #Chryse, #Chrysippos, #Chrysothemis, #cock, #crab#crane

D:

#Danae, #Daphne, #Daughters+of+Minyas, #deer, #deerskin#Deianeira, #Deidameia, #Deiphobos, #Delphic+tripod, #Demeter, #Demophon, #Diomedes, #Dionysos, #Dirke, #dog, #dogs, #Dryad, #Dryas

E:

#eagle, #eidola, #Eileithuia, #Elektra+daughter+of+Agamemnon, #Eleusis, #Elpenor, #Eos, #Epimetheus, #Erigone+daughter+of+Aigisthos, #Erinyes, #Erinys, #Eriphyle, #Eris, #Eros, #Erysichthon, #Eumaios, #Euopis, #Euphorbos, #Eurykleia, #Eurylochos, #Eurypylos, #Eurystheus, #Eurytion

G:

#Gaia, #Ganymedes, #Galene, #Geryoneus, #Gigantes, #Glauke+Amazon, #Glaukos, #Golden+Fleece, #Gorgons, #Graiai, #Groom+of+Diomedes

H:

#Hades, #Harmonia, #Harpuiai, #Head+of+Orpheus, #Hebe, #Heimarmene, #Hekabe, #Hekate, #Hektor#Helen, #Helios, #Helle, #Hellen, #Hephaistos, #Hera, #Herakles, #Hermes, #Hesione, #Hesperides, #Hestia, #Himeros, #Hind, #Hippalkimos, #Hippolyte#Hyakinthos, #Hyades, #Hydra, #Hypnos

I:

#Iason, #Idas, #Ikarios, #Ino, #Iolaos, #Iphigeneia, #Iphikles, #Iphito, #Iphitos, #Iris, #Ixion

K:

#Kadmos, #Kaineus, #Kallirhoe, #Kallisto, #Kalypso, #Kanake, #Kapaneus, #Kassandra#Kastor, #Kentauroi, #Kentauros, #Kephalos, #Ker, #Kerberos, #kerykeion, #Kirke#Klytaimestra, #Klytios, #Kokalos, #Kouretes, #Kreousa, #Kresphontes, #Kronos, #Kybele, #Kyknos, #Kyrene

L:

#Laertes, #Laios, #Laodameia+nurse+of+Orestes, #Laokoon, #Lapythos, #Lerna, #Leto, #Linos, #lion, #lionskin, #Lykaon, #Lykos, #Lykomedes#Lykourgos, #Lyssa

M:

#Mainades, #Maira, #Makareus, #Mania, #Mares+of+Diomedes, #Marpessa, #Marsyas, #Medousa, #Megara, #Melanion, #Melanippe, #Memnon, #Menelaos, #Metis, #Midas, #Minos, #Misenos, #Moirai, #Mopsos

N:

#Nausikaa, #Nemean+Lion, #Nemesis, #Neoptolemos, #Nephele, #Nereides, #Nereus, #Nessos, #Nestor, #Nikippe, #Nymphai, #Nyx

O:

#Odysseus, #Odysseus’+transformed+men, #Oidipous, #Oinone#Oinopion, #Okeanos, #Oknos, #Olympians, #omphalos, #Ophis, #Oreithuia, #Orestes, #Orpheus, #Orthos, #Ouranos

P:

#Pan, #Pandora, #Paris, #Patroklos, #Pegasos, #Peirithoos, #Peitho, #Peleus, #Pelias, #Pelops, #Penelope, #Penthesileia, #Pentheus, #Periboia, #Persephone, #Perseus, #Phaon, #Pheres, #Philoktetes, #Phoinix, #Phokos, #Pholos, #Phrixos, #pirates, #pithos, #Polites, #Polyboia, #Polybos, #Polyphemos, #Polyxena, #Pompe, #Pontos, #Poseidon, #Priam, #priestess, #Prometheus, #pygmy, #Pylades, #Pythia, #Python

R:

#ram, #raven, #Rheia, #rock

S:

#Sack+of+Troy, #Salmoneus, #Sarpedon, #Satyroi, #scales, #sea+monster, #Seiren, #Seirenes, #Selene, #Semele, #ship, #Silenoi, #Silenos, #Sisyphos, #Skylla, #Skythian, #Smyrna/Myrrha, #snake, #Sphinx, #statue, #Sthenelos, #Stymphalian+Birds, #suitors, #sword

T:

#Talthybios, #Tantalos, #Taugete, #Tekmessa, #Telamedes, #Telamon, #Telemachos, #Telephos, #temple, #Teukros, #Thamyris, #Thanatos, #Theano, #Thebe, #Thersites, #Theseus, #Thetis, #Thracian+women, #thunderbolt, #Thyone, #Timandra, #Titans, #Tithonos, #Tityos, #Triptolemos, #Triton, #Troilos, #Trojan+Horse, #trophos, #Tyndareos, #Typhoeus

W:

#wheel, #wine+cup, #wine+pithos, #wineskin

Z:

#Zephyros, #Zethos, #Zeus

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Ixion (page 718)

    Chapter 18: Other Myths

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Il 14.317-18 – Homer, Iliad

I was seized with love of the wife of Ixion, who bare Peirithous, the peer of the gods in counsel.  Greek Text

Py 2.25-44 – Pindar, Pythian Odes

He learned a clear lesson. For although he received a sweet life among the gracious children of Cronus, he did not abide his prosperity for long, when in his madness of spirit he desired Hera, who was allotted to the joyful bed of Zeus. But his arrogance drove him to extreme delusion; and soon the man suffered a suitable [30] exquisite punishment. Both of his crimes brought him toil in the end. First, he was the hero who, not without guile, was the first to stain mortal men with kindred blood; second, in the vast recesses of that bridal chamber he once made an attempt on the wife of Zeus. A man must always measure all things according to his own place. [35] Unnatural lust throws men into dense trouble; it befell even him, since the man in his ignorance chased a sweet fake and lay with a cloud, for its form was like the supreme celestial goddess, the daughter of Cronus. The hands of Zeus set it as a trap for him, [40] a beautiful misery. Ixion brought upon himself the four-spoked fetter, his own ruin. He fell into inescapable bonds, and received the message that warns the whole world. She bore to him, without the blessing of the Graces, a monstrous offspring—there was never a mother or a son like this—honored neither by men nor by the laws of the gods. She raised him and named him Centaurus.  Greek Text

Py 2.42-43 – Pindar, Pythian Odes

She bore to him, without the blessing of the Graces, a monstrous offspring—there was never a mother or a son like this—honored neither by men nor by the laws of the gods.  Greek Text

Σ Py 2.40b – Scholia to Pindar, Pythian – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina 2, pp. 38-39, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1903.

Greek Text

DS 4.69.3-4 – Diodoros Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica

He [Ixion], the story goes, having promised that he would give many gifts of wooing to Eïoneus, married Dia, the daughter of Eïoneus, by whom he begat Peirithoüs\. But when afterward Ixion would not pay over the gifts of wooing to his wife, Eïoneus took as security for these his mares. Ixion thereupon summoned Eïoneus to come to him, assuring that he would comply in every respect, but when Eïoneus arrived he cast him into a pit which he had filled with fire. Because of the enormity of this crime no man, we are informed, was willing to purify him of the murder. The myths recount, however, that in the end he was purified by Zeus, but that he became enamoured of Hera and had the temerity to make advances to her.  Greek Text

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Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2022

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