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Draco to Ereuthus

Abae to Byzeres
Cabeiraea to Elysium
Emathia to Lycastus
Lyceum to Phicium
Phigalia to Zone

Draco. One of ACTAEON'S DOGS. See Actaeon.

Dragon 1 (see Ladon 4) [Apd.2.5.11]. See BESTIARY.

Dragon 2. See BESTIARY, Cadmus and SPARTI.

Dragon 2's Teeth. These are the teeth that Cadmus sowed causing armed men, the SPARTI, to rise from the ground. Half of the teeth were given by Athena to Aeetes and sown by Jason with similar effect [Apd.1.9.23, 3.4.1; Nonn.4.421ff.; Val.7.610].

Dragon 3. Guarded the Golden Fleece. See BESTIARY, Medea and Jason.

Dragon 4. See BESTIARY.



DRAGONS 1. See BESTIARY and Demeter.

DRAGONS 2. See BESTIARY and Medea.

Drances. One of the envoys the Latins sent to Aeneas [Vir.Aen.11.122].

Dresaeus. See TROJANS.

Dresus. See TROJANS.

Dromas. One of ACTAEON'S DOGS. See Actaeon.

Dromius. One of ACTAEON'S DOGS. See Actaeon.

Drosera. See NYMPHS.


Dryalus. See CENTAURS.

Dryas 1. One of the sons of Aegyptus 1. See DANAIDS.

Dryas 2. Son either of Ares or of Iapetus 3. He fought together with other LAPITHS against the CENTAURS, and is also found among the CALYDONIAN HUNTERS. Dryas 2 was killed by Tereus 1, his brother [Apd.1.8.2; Hes.SH.179; Hyg.Fab.45, 173].

Dryas 3. Father of Lycurgus 1, the first to expel Dionysus 2 [Apd.3.5.1].

Dryas 4. Father of Munichus, counted among the SEERS [Lib.Met.14].

Dryas 5. Son of Lycurgus 1. He was killed by his father who, driven mad by Dionysus 2, struck him dead with an axe [Apd.3.5.1; Ov.Fast.3.722].

Dryas 6. One of the suitors of Pallene (the other being Clitus 4). Pallene, being in love with Clitus 4, had one of the chariot-drivers bribed, so that the chariot of Dryas 6 would fail him; and when this happened Clitus 4 killed his contender and married Pallene [Parth.6.3-6].

Dryas 7. Father of Amphilochus 3 [Parth.27.1].

Dryas 8. See ACHAEANS.

Dryas 9 was a chieftain from Tanagra who came to defend Thebes ahainst the SEVEN with a thousand archers, and died mysteriously in battle [Stat.Theb.7.255, 9.875].

Drymo. See NEREIDS.

Dryope 1. See NYMPHS.

Dryope 2. See NYMPHS.

Dryope 3. A woman from Lemnos, whose shape Aphrodite took when she roused the hearts of the Lemnian women against their husbands [Val.2.174].

Dryope 4. See NYMPHS.

Dryope 5. A Phoenician woman, mother of Chromis 5 [Stat.Theb.2.613].

Dryops 1. Eponym of the Dryopians, a people living between the Sperchius River and Mount Parnasus. Dryops 1 was son of the river god Sperchius and Polydora 5, son of Danaus 1, father of the DANAIDS. He had a son Cragaleus and a daughter Dryope 1 [Lib.Met.4, 32; Pau.4.34.9].

Dryops 2. See TROJANS.

Dryops 3. A companion of Aeneas killed by Clausus, an ally of Turnus, the man who opposed Aeneas in Italy [Vir.Aen.10.346].


Dymas 1, son of Aegimius 2, was slain in battle fighting against the HERACLIDES [Apd.2.8.3].

Dymas 2. Father of Hecabe 1, Asius 2, and Meges 3 [Apd.3.12.5; Hom.Il.16.717; QS.7.606].

Dymas 3. A Phaeacian captain of a ship, whose daughter was Nausicaa's friend [Hom.Od.6.22].

Dymas 3's Daughter. Friend of Nausicaa. Athena took her form when addressing Nausicaa [Hom.Od.6.22].

Dymas 4. See TROJANS.

Dymas 5. See ACHAEANS.

Dymas 6. A Mariandynian who warned the ARGONAUTS about the cruelty of Amycus 1, king of the Bebrycians. Both Mariandynians and Bebrycians lived in northwestern Asia Minor [Val.4.160ff., 4.187].

Dymas 7. A soldier in the army of the SEVEN AGAINST THEBES. He took part in the foot-race at Opheltes 1's funeral games. Dymas 7 was wounded in battle and killed himself when the enemy started questioning him [Stat.Theb.6.559, 10.348, 10.435].

Dynamene. See NEREIDS.

Dynastes. Son of Heracles 1 and Erato 5, one of the many daughters of Thespius [Apd.2.7.8].

Dysaules could be the brother of King Celeus 1 of Eleusis. Having been expelled from that city by Ion 1, he brought the Eleusinians rites to Phliasia, a place near Sicyonia. Dysaules is father of Triptolemus and Eubuleus [see also Ionia and Demeter] [Pau.1.14.3, 2.14.1].

Dysis. See HORAE.

Dysponteus is the founder of Dyspontium in Elis. He is son of Oenomaus 1 and Sterope 3 [see also Pelops 1] [Pau.6.22.4].

Eagle 1 Caucasian. See BESTIARY and Prometheus 1.




Eagle 5. See BESTIARY.


Eagle 7. See BESTIARY.

Ecbasus. Son of Argus 5, son of Zeus and Niobe 1, daughter of Phoroneus. His mother was Evadne 1, daughter of Strymon 1, one of the RIVER GODS. Ecbasus was father of Agenor 4, father of Argus 1, father of Iasus 3, father of Io [Apd.2.1.2].

Echecles married Polymele 2 and took her son by Hermes, Eudorus [see ACHAEANS], to his home. Echecles was son of Actor 11 [Hom.Il.16.189].

Echeclus 1. See CENTAURS.

Echeclus 2. See TROJANS.

Echeclus 3. See TROJANS.

Echeclus 4 was one of the Dolionians, a people of northwestern Asia Minor visited by the ARGONAUTS. He was killed by Ancaeus 2 during the battle between the Dolionians and the ARGONAUTS [Val.1.138].

Echedemus was in the army of the DIOSCURI at the time when these came to Athens to rescue Helen, who had been abducted by Theseus. After him the present Academy was named Echedemia [but see also Academus] [Plu.The.32.4].

Echelas (Archelaus 6). Son of Penthilus 1, son of Orestes 2. Echelas was father of Gras, who occupied Aeolis [Pau.3.2.1; Strab.13.1.3].

Echelaus. A Cyprian warrior in the army of Dionysus 2 during the Indian War. He was killed by Morrheus 1, a general in the Indian army [Nonn.32.199].

Echemmon 1. See TROJANS.

Echemmon 2. See ACHAEANS.

Echemus became king of the Arcadians on the death of Lycurgus 2, and fighting against the Dorians or HERACLIDES killed Hyllus 1, son of Heracles 1. It is said that he was the winner in wrestling in the first Olympian games. Echemus was son of Aeropus 2 from Tegea in Arcadia, son of Cepheus 2, son of Aleus, son of Aphidas 1, son of Arcas 1, son of Zeus and Callisto. His wife was Timandra 1, daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, and he had by her a son Ladocus, after whom a suburb Ladoceia near Megalopolis was named [see also Arcadia] [Apd.3.10.6; Hdt.9.26; Hes.CWE.65.-67; Pau.8.5.1, 8.44.1; Pin.Oly.10.66].

Echenais. See NYMPHS.

Echeneus. A Phaeacian elder, a wise and eloquent speaker [see also Phaeacians] [Hom.Od.7.155].

Echephron 1. Son of Priam 1 [Apd.3.12.5].

Echephron 2. Son of Nestor, either by Anaxibia 3, or by Eurydice 8 [Apd.1.9.9; Hom.Od.3.452].

Echephron 3. Son of Heracles 1. He changed the name of the city Phegia (the old Erymanthus) to Psophis, the name of his mother Psophis 3, daughter of Eryx 3, a Sicilian despot [Pau.8.24.2].

Echepolus 1. See TROJANS.

Echepolus 2 is remembered for having presented Agamemnon with a mare on condition that he need not go to Troy. So he stayed in Sicyon where he was a very rich man. His father was Anchises 2 [Hom.Il.23.296].

Echestratus. Son of Agis 1 and king of Sparta. He is father of Labotas [see also Sparta] [Pau.3.2.2-3].

Echetlus. Defender of Thebes against the SEVEN. He was killed by Tagus during the war [Stat.Theb.10.314].

Echetus is remembered for having thrust spikes of bronze in his daughter's eyes, becoming thus proverbial in his cruelty [Arg.4.1092;Hom.Od.18.85].

Echidna. See BESTIARY.


Echion 2. See SPARTI.


Echion 4. See ACHAEANS.

Echione. One of ACTAEON'S DOGS. See Actaeon.

Echius 1. See ACHAEANS.

Echius 2. See TROJANS.

Echnobas. One of ACTAEON'S DOGS. See Actaeon.


Echoeax. A man in the crew of Menelaus during his return from Troy [Pau.10.25.3].

Ecnominus. One of the sons of Aegyptus 1. See DANAIDS.

Eerie saved her father Tectaphus 2, who was in prison, by letting him suckle the milk from her own breast [for a similar case see also Xanthippe 2] [Nonn.26.121ff.].

Eetion 1. King of Cilician Thebe. Father of Andromache and Podes. Eetion 1 was slain by Achilles, when the latter sacked the town [Hom.Il.6.410ff., 17.575; Hyg.Fab.123; QS.4.152].

Eetion 2. See ACHAEANS.

Eetion 3. Achilles sold Lycaon 1, whom he had taken prisoner, to Euneus 1, king of Lemnos, but Eetion 3 of Imbros (the island in northern Aegean Sea south of Samothrace) paid a great ransom for him and sent him to Arisbe, a city in the Troad. However, twelve days afterward Lycaon 1 fell once more into the hands of Achilles [Hom.Il.21.43].

Eetion 4. Father of Cypselus 2 and Gorgus [Lib.Met.4].

Egeria. See NYMPHS.

Egerius. When Egerius was born, both his father Arruns 2, as well as his grandfather were dead. For this reason he had no share in the inheritance. Egerius' son is Tarquinius Collatinus, husband of Lucretia 2 [Livy 1.34.1ff., 1.57.6].

Egertius. Ionian colonist in Chios (the Aegean island off the coast of Ionia in Asia Minor) [Strab.14.1.3].

Egg 1. This egg was laid by Nyx in Erebus, and from it Eros was born [see also Myths of Creation] [Ari.Birds.683ff.].

Egg 2. This egg of wonderful size is said to have fallen into the Euphrates River (one of the two rivers in Mesopotamia). The fish rolled it to the bank and doves sat on it, and when it was heated it hatched out Aphrodite, later called Syrian Goddess. This is why the Syrians do not eat fish or doves, considering them as gods [Hyg.Fab.197].

Egg 3. This egg hatched out Helen, and was laid either by Leda or Nemesis after consorting with Zeus [Apd.3.10.7; Pau.3.16.1].

Egretius. An Indian warrior, who joined Deriades against Dionysus 2 in the Indian war [Nonn.30.309].

Eido (see Theonoe 2) [Eur.Hel.9].

Eidothea 1 is the goddess who told Menelaus how to hold Proteus 2 so that he could not escape. She was the daughter of Proteus 2; that is why she knew [Hom.Od.4.366ff.].

Eidothea 2. See NYMPHS.

Eidothea 3. A Carian woman, daughter of Eurytus 10, king of the Carians. She married Miletus and bore him Byblis and Caunus [Lib.Met.30].

Eilatus (see Elatus) [Arg.1.41].

Eileithyia (see Ilithyia).

Eilissus. See ACHAEANS.

Eione. See NEREIDS.

Eioneus 1. See ACHAEANS.

Eioneus 2. Father of Rhesus 2, who came from Thrace to fight at Troy and died the day after his arrival. Some say that Eioneus 2 is the previous name of Strymon 1 (one of the RIVER GODS) [Con.4; Hom.Il.10.435].

Eioneus 3. One of the SUITORS OF HIPPODAMIA 3. As other suitors he was killed by her father, King Oenomaus 1 of Pisa. Eioneus 3 was son of Magnes 1, son of Aeolus 1 [Pau.6.21.11].

Eioneus 4. See TROJANS [Pau.10.27.1].

Eioneus 5 (Deioneus 2). Father of Dia, whom Ixion married. As Ixion would not hand over the gifts of wooing to his wife, Eioneus 5 took his mares as security for these. However, Ixion, who had promised him to comply in every respect, cast him into a pit which he had filled with fire and thus killed him [Dio.4.69.3].

Eiraphiotes. A companion of Eriphe, one of the MAENADS [Nonn.21.81].

Eirene 1 (Peace).

Eirene 2. A woman from Calaurea (the island (Poros Island) in the entrance of the Saronic Gulf off the Argolid coast). She was daughter of Poseidon and Melantheia, daughter of Alpheus, one of the RIVER GODS [Plu.GQ.19].

Elachia. One of the many daughters of Thespius and Megamede. She consorted with Heracles 1 and had by him a son Buleus [Apd.2.4.10, 2.7.8].


Elare. Daughter of Orchomenus 1. Zeus consorted with her, but fearing Hera's jealousy, the god hid her under the earth. Some say Elare gave birth to Tityus, but he is also called son of Gaia [Apd.1.4.1].

Elasippus 1. See ACHAEANS.

Elasippus 2. See Atlantis.

Elasus 1. See TROJANS.

Elasus 2 appears as a figure in a painting at Delphi. He is said to have been killed by Neoptolemus at Troy [Pau.10.26.4].

Elatius (see Elatus 2) [Hom.Apo.3.210].

Elato was the charioteer of Amphiaraus [but see also Baton]. He is said to have vanished together with Amphiaraus [see also SEVEN AGAINST THEBES] [Apd.3.6.8].

Elatreus 1. A young Phaeacian nobleman, who competed in the games arranged to honour Odysseus when he visited the Phaeacians [Hom.Od.8.111].

Elatreus 2. See CYCLOPES.

Elatus 1. Father by Hippea (daughter of Antippus), of Polyphemus 1, Caeneus 1, and Ischys [Apd.3.10.3; Hyg.Fab.14].

Elatus 2 (Elatius). Elatus 2 and Aphidas 1 divided the kingdom of Arcadia between them but Elatus 2, they say, had all the power. Yet he migrated to Phocis (the region bordering the Gulf of Corinth west of Boeotia), helping the Phocians against the Phlegyans and founding the city of Elateia. He was son of Arcas 1, son of Zeus and Callisto. His mother could have been either Leanira, daughter of Amyclas 1, son of Lacedaemon, son of Zeus and Taygete (one of the PLEIADES); or Meganira, daughter of Croco; or Chrysopelia, counted among the NYMPHS; or Erato 1, also one of the NYMPHS. Elatus 2 married Laodice 1, daughter of Cinyras 1 (later king of Cyprus), and had children by her: Stymphalus 1, Pereus, Ischys, Aepytus 3, and Cyllen [ Apd.3.9.1; Pau.8.4.1, 8.4.4, 2.26.6].

Elatus 3. See CENTAURS.


Elatus 5. See TROJANS.

Elatus 6. Father of Ampycus 1, counted among the SEERS [Hyg.Fab.128].

Electra 1. See OCEANIDS.

Electra 2.

Electra 3. See PLEIADES.

Electra 4. See DANAIDS.

Electra 5. A maid of Helen [Pau.10.25.4].

Electra 6. Sister of Cadmus. The Electran gate at Thebes was called after her [Pau.9.8.4].

Electryon 1. Son of Perseus 1 and Andromeda, and king of Mycenae. During his reign Mycenae was at war with Taphos (the island off the coast of Acarnania), and in the course of this war most of his sons were slain. Electryon 1 was accidentally killed by his prospective son-in-law Amphitryon, who threw a club at a cow and, when it rebounded from the cow's horns, hit Electryon 1 and killed him. Electryon 1 is father of Alcmena either by his niece Anaxo 1, daughter of Alcaeus 1, brother of Electryon 1; or by Eurydice 11, daughter of Pelops 1; or by Lysidice 2, also daughter of Pelops 1. Anaxo 1 bore him as well the following children: Stratobates, Gorgophonus, Phylonomus, Celaeneus 1, Amphimachus 2, Lysinomus, Chirimachus, Anactor, and Archelaus 3. He had by Midea 1, a Phrygian woman, a bastard son Licymnius, called sometimes son of Ares [see also Alcmena, Amphitryon and Mycenae] [Apd.2.4.5-6; Dio.4.9.1, 4.58.7; Eur.Her.16; Plu.The.7.1].

Electryon 2 (see Alectryon) [Dio.4.67.7].

Electryone. Daughter of Helius and Rhode 2, daughter of Poseidon. Electryone is the only female among the HELIADES 2 [Dio.5.56.3-5].

Eleius 1. King of Elis and eponym of the Eleans. He is the son of Poseidon and Eurycyda, daughter of Endymion, the man whom Selene loved. Eleius 1 is father of Augeas [Pau.5.1.8-9].

Eleius 2. King of Elis. During his reign the Dorian army (or HERACLIDES), under the sons of Aristomachus 2, assembled in order to return to the Peloponnesus. Eleius 2 was son of Amphimachus 6, son of Polyxenus 2, son of Agasthenes, son of Augeas, son of Eleius 1 [see above] [Pau.5.3.5].

Eleon. A Boeotian who brought up his grandson Scamander 2, after the death of his own son Deimachus 4, who fell fighting against the Trojans in the course of Heracles 1's expedition against Troy [Plu.GQ.41].

Elephantis. One of the wives of Danaus 1. She is mother of Hypermnestra 1 and Gorgophone 1 [see also DANAIDS] [Apd.2.1.5].


Elete. See HORAE.

Eleusinus (see Eleusis) [Hyg.Fab.147].

Eleusis (Eleusinus). The city Eleusis in Attica on the Saronic Gulf, northwest of Athens near the Isthmus of Corinth is named after him. Eleusis was son either of Hermes and Daira, one of the OCEANIDS, or of Ogygus, who reigned in the regions about Thebes before the arrival of Cadmus. Eleusis married Cothonea, who took Demeter as nurse for their son Triptolemus. When Demeter was about to put Triptolemus in the fire to make him immortal, the father was terrified, and the goddess in her anger struck him down. Eleusis was father of Celeus 1, also king of Eleusis [see also Demeter] [Apd.1.5.2; Hom.Dem.2.105; Hyg.Fab.147; Pau.1.38.7].

Eleuther 1 is remembered for having won a Pythian victory for his loud and sweet voice. He was son of Apollo and Aethusa, daughter of Poseidon. Eleuther 1 had a son Iasius 3 [Apd.3.10.1; Pau.9.20.1, 10.7.2].

Eleuther 2 and his brother Lebadus were the only sons of Lycaon 2 that had no share in the abomination prepared for Zeus [see also Lycaon 2] [Plu.GQ.39].

Elissa (see Dido) [Ov.Fast.3.553, 3.612, 3.623].

Ellops. Ellopia (that is Euboea, the island off the eastern coast of Boeotia and Locris) was once called after him. He was son of Ion 1, son of Creusa 1 [see Athens], and of Helice 2, daughter of Selinus, king of the Aegialians [see also Achaea] [Strab.10.1.3].

Elpenor is a companion of Odysseus during their return from Troy. He died of a fall in the house of Circe, but Odysseus met him once more when he descended to the Underworld (see also ODYSSEUS IN HADES at Map of the Underworld] [Apd.Ep.7.17; Hom.Od.10.552, 11.51].

Elymus 1. See CENTAURS.

Elymus 2. A man from Lemnos, killed by Gorge 4 when the women killed all the males in the island [Stat.Theb.5.207].

Elymus 3. A Trojan who fled from Troy before the sack of the city. He escaped with Aegestus 1 in three ships that had been captured from Achilles, and reunited with Aeneas when the latter landed in Sicily. An unidentified city Elyma in Sicily was founded by Aeneas and named after him [DH.1.47.2, 1.52.1; Strab.13.1.53].

EMATHIDES (see PIERIDES) [Lib.Met.9; Ov.Met.5.669].

Emathion 1. King of the Ethiopians, killed by Heracles 1. Emathion 1 was son of Tithonus 1, son of Laomedon 1, son of Ilus 2, son of Tros 1, son of Erichthonius 1, son of Dardanus 1, son of Zeus and Electra 3, one of the PLEIADES. His mother was Eos [Apd.2.5.11, 3.12.4-5; Dio.4.27.3; Hes.The.985].

Emathion 2, counted among the ETHIOPIAN CHIEFS, was an old man, in the court of Cepheus 1, who loved justice and revered the gods. He was nevertheless killed by Chromis 2, during the fight between Phineus 1 and Perseus 1 [Ov.Met.5.100].

Emathion 3. One of the companions of Aeneas in Italy. He was killed by Liger, an ally of Turnus, the man who opposed Aeneas in Italy. Emathion 3 had a son Romus, after whom, some say, the city of Rome was called (but many other parentages are attributed to Romus) [DH.1.72.6; Vir.Aen.9.571].

Emathion 4. King of Samothrace (the island in the northern Aegean Sea) after his brother Dardanus 1. He is said to have sent an army of shield-men to join Dionysus 2 in his Indian campaign. Emathion 4 is son of Zeus and Electra 3, one of the PLEIADES [Nonn.3.186, 13.395].

Emathion 5. Father by Pegasis of Atymnius 3 and Diomedes 4 [Plu.Rom.2.1; QS.3.300].


Enarete. Daughter of Deimachus 1. She is wife of Aeolus 1, and consequently mother of his children: Cretheus 1, Sisyphus, Athamas 1, Salmoneus, Deion, Magnes 1, Perieres 1, Canace, Alcyone 2, Pisidice 1, Calyce 1, and Perimede 1 [Apd.1.7.3; Hes.CWE.4].

Enarophorus (Enarsphorus). According to some Theseus did not rape Helen but her father Tyndareus entrusted her to him, for fear of Enarophorus, who sought to take Helen by force while she was still a child. Enarophorus was son of Hippocoon 2, and was killed by Heracles 1 [Apd.2.7.3, 3.10.5; Plu.The.31.1].

Enarsphorus (see Enarophorus) [Plu.The.31.1].

Enceladus 1. One of the sons of Aegyptus 1. See DANAIDS.

Enceladus 2. See GIANTS.

Endeis was daughter of the Centaur Chiron and Chariclo 2, or of Sciron and Chariclo 3 (but more than genealogy is entangled here). She married Aeacus and bore him Peleus and Telamon [Apd.3.12.6; Hyg.Fab.14; Plu.The.10.3].

Endoeus. A pupil of Daedalus who followed him to exile in Crete [Pau.1.26.4].

Endymion led the Aeolians from Thessaly and founded Elis, where he became king. He was loved by Selene and chose to sleep forever remaining deathless and ageless, or else he was for ever sleepless. Endymion was son of Calyce 1, daughter of Aeolus 1, either by Zeus or by Aethlius, in turn son either of Zeus and Calyce 1, or of Zeus and Protogenia 1 (daughter of Deucalion 1), or of Aeolus 1. Endymion had by Selene 50 daughters and a son Narcissus. By a Naiad or by Iphianassa 2 he might have fathered Aetolus 2; but then he is said to have consorted with Asterodia 2, Hyperippe 2 (daughter of Arcas 1, son of Zeus and Callisto), and Chromia (daughter of Itonus 1, son of Amphictyon, son of Deucalion 1); and by one of these three (or several among them) he became father of Paeon 2, Epeius 1, Eurycyda and the above mentioned Aetolus 2. Endymion, they say, was transported by Zeus into heaven, but having fallen in love with Hera, he was fooled by a cloud, and was cast down into Hades [see also Ixion for a similar case] [Apd.1.7.5-7; Hes.GE.11; Nonn.7.239, 48.581; Pau.5.1.4].

Eniopeus. See TROJANS.

Enipeus. See RIVER GODS.

Ennomus 1. See TROJAN LEADERS and SEERS.

Ennomus 2. See TROJANS.

Enops 1 (Oenops 3). A shepherd who tended his herds by the banks of the Satnioeis (a river in the Troad). He had, by Nymph 5, two sons, Satnius and Thestor 3, who were killed during the Trojan War [Hom.Il.14.444, 16.401].

Enops 2. Father of Clytomedes [Hom.Il.23.634].

Entelides. Son of Heracles 1 and Menippis, one of the many daughters of Thespius [Apd.2.7.8].

Entellus. A Sicilian who participated in the games held by the exiled Aeneas in Sicily, defeating Dares 2 in a boxing match [Vir.Aen.5.389ff.].

Enudus. Son of Ancaeus 2, son of Poseidon, and of Samia, daughter of Meander, one of the RIVER GODS [Pau.7.4.1].

Enyeus 1. King of Scyros (the island in the Aegean Sea northeast of Euboea) whose fortress was sacked by Achilles [Hom.Il.9.668].

Enyeus 2. See TROJANS.

Enyeus 3. A soldier in the army of the SEVEN AGAINST THEBES. Enyeus 3 died in battle [Stat.Theb.11.50].

Enyo 1. One of the GRAEAE, daughters of Phorcus and Ceto 1 [see Theogony and Perseus 1]. The GRAEAE were old women from birth. The three had but one eye and one tooth, and these they passed to each other in turn [Apd.2.4.2; Hes.The.273].

Enyo 2 is the sacker of cities and sister of war, or goddess of warfare. When Troy was being taken, they tell, Enyo 2, revelling in the drunkenness of unmixed blood, danced all night throughout the city, like a hurricane [Aes.Sev.45; Col.144, 153; Hom.Il.5.333, 5.592; Nonn.2.419, 2.475, 2.532, 7.30, 17.15, 17.376; QS.5.29, 8.186, 8.425; Stat.Theb.8.656; Strab.12.2.3-5; Try.559].

Eone. One of the many daughters of Thespius and Megamede. She consorted with Heracles 1, and gave birth to Amestrius [Apd.2.4.10, 2.7.8].

Eos (Erigenia).

Eosphorus (Hesperus 1, Phosphorus). See TITANS, CONSTELLATIONS and PERSONIFICATIONS.


Epaltes. See TROJANS.

Epaphus 1. King of Egypt and founder of the city of Memphis. From him sprang the Libyans and the Ethiopians. Epaphus 1 is son of Zeus and Io. By Memphis 2, daughter of Nilus (one of the RIVER GODS) he became father of Lysianassa 2, but the mother of his daughter Libya could be either Memphis 2 or Cassiopea 4 [Aes.Supp.48; Apd.2.1.3-4, 2.5.11; Eur.Phoe.676; Hes.CW.40A; Hyg.Fab.149; Nonn.3.284; Strab.10.1.3].

Epaphus 2 (see Epopeus 1) [Hyg.Fab.7, 8].

Epeius 1. King of Elis after his father Endymion. It is said that he won the kingdom through a race at Olympia against his brothers, and for the first time his subjects were called Epeans after him. His mother could have been either Asterodia 2, or Chromia, or Hyperippe 2. He married Anaxiroe, daughter of Coronus 4, and had by her a daughter Hyrmina, after whom a city in Elis was called [Pau.5.1.4-6].


Ephesus is said to be the founder of the sanctuary of Ephesian Artemis and the eponym of the city Ephesus at the mouth of the Cayster River, on the west coast of Asia Minor. Ephesus was son of Cayster, one of the RIVER GODS [Pau.7.2.7].

Ephialtes 1. See GIANTS.

Ephialtes 2. One of the ALOADS. See GIANTS and Zeus.

Ephialtes 3. One of the sons of Aegyptus 1. See DANAIDS.

Ephippus. Son of Poemander, son of Chaeresilaus, son of Iasius 3, son of Eleuther 1, son of Apollo and Aethusa, daughter of Poseidon. His mother was Tanagra, daughter either of Aeolus 1 or of Asopus, one of the RIVER GODS. According to the law Poemander had to leave Boeotia for having killed his son Leucippus 9. But this could not be done because the Achaeans had invaded Tanagra. Ephippus, however, was able to reach an agreement with the invaders and Poemander was escorted to Chalcis (a city in the island of Euboea), where he was purified of the murder at the house of Elephenor. Ephippus had a son Acestor [Plu.GQ.37].

Ephyra 1. See OCEANIDS.

Ephyra 2. See NEREIDS.

Epicasta 1. Daughter of Calydon and Aeolia. She married Agenor 6 and gave birth to Porthaon and Demonice [see also Calydon] [Apd.1.7.7].

Epicasta 2. Daughter of King Augeas of Elis and mother, by Heracles 1, of Thestalus [Apd.2.7.8].

Epicasta 3 (see Jocasta) [Apd.3.5.7; Hom.Od.11.271].

Epicasta 4. Mother by Clymenus 9 of Harpalyce 2, Idas 6, and Therager [Parth.13.1.].

Epicles. See TROJANS.

Epidaurus. Son either of Argus 5 and Evadne 1, or of Pelops 1 and Hippodamia 3, or of Apollo. Argus 5 is son of Zeus and Niobe 1, daughter of Phoroneus, the first man; Evadne 1 is daughter of Strymon 1, one of the RIVER GODS [Apd.2.1.2; Pau.2.26.2].

Epigeus. See ACHAEANS.


Epilais. One of the many daughters of Thespius and Megamede. She consorted with Heracles 1, and had a son Astyanax 1 [Apd.2.4.10, 2.7.8].

Epilaus. Son of Neleus and Chloris 1. He was killed by Heracles 1 [Apd.1.9.9].

Epimedes. See DACTYLS.


Epimetheus. See TITANS.

Epione. Wife of Asclepius, and mother by him of Machaon and Podalirius [Apd.3.10.8; Pau.2.29.1].

Epirus. Daughter of Echion 2 and Agave 2. It is told that she died during a trip with Cadmus and Harmonia 1, when they were bearing the remains of Pentheus 1. The country of her death was called Epirus after her [Apd.3.5.2; Parth.32.4].

Epistor. See TROJANS.


Epistrophus 2. See TROJAN LEADERS.

Epistrophus 3. See TROJANS.

Epitus Silva (see Epytus 2) [Dio.7.5.10].


Epopeus 1 (Epaphus 2) came from Thessaly and took the kingdom of Sicyon after the death of Corax. Epopeus 1 was son either of Poseidon and Canace, daughter of Aeolus 1, or of Aloeus 2, son of Helius. By Antiope 3 he had children: Oenope and Marathon, but his marriage with that woman caused war with Thebes; Epopeus 1 was killed in battle by Lycus 5 or else he died of a neglected wound that he received when his army defeated Nycteus 2 [see Amphion 1 and Robe & Necklace of Harmonia 1] [Apd.1.7.4, 3.5.5; Hyg.Fab.157; Pau.2.1.1, 2.6.1-2].

Epopeus 2. King of Lesbos (the large island in the Aegean Sea opposite the coast of Asia Minor) who committed incest with his daughter Nyctimene [Hyg.Fab.204, 253].

Epopeus 3. One of the SAILORS who tried to delude Dionysus 2, but were turned into dolphins [Hyg.Fab.134; Ov.Met.3.581-691].

Epopeus 4. A man from Lemnos, killed by the Lemnian women when these murdered all the men in the island. Epopeus 4 was killed by his own mother [Stat.Theb.5.225].

Epulo. A soldier in the army of Turnus, the man who opposed Aeneas in Italy. He was killed by Achates [Vir.Aen.12.459].

Epytides was present at the games held by the exiled Aeneas in Sicily [Vir.Aen.5.579].

Epytus 1. Father of Periphas 4, an old herald [Hom.Il.17.323ff.].

Epytus 2 (Epitus Silva) succeeded Alba on the throne of Alba Longa. At his death he was replaced by his son Capys 2 [see also Aeneas] [Dio.7.5.10; Ov.Fast.4.44; Ov.Met.14.612].

Epytus 3. See TROJANS.

Erasinus. See RIVER GODS.

Erasippus. Son of Heracles 1 and Lysippe 1, one of the many daughters of Thespius [Apd.2.7.8].

Erasus. Son of Triphylus, son of Arcas 1, son of Zeus and Callisto [Pau.10.9.6].

Erato 1. See NYMPHS.

Erato 2. See DANAIDS.

Erato 3. See MUSES.

Erato 4. See NEREIDS.

Erato 5. One of the many daughters of Thespius and Megamede. She consorted with Heracles 1, and gave birth to Dynastes [Apd..2.4.10, 2.7.8].

Erato 6. One of the NYMPHS DODONIDES. See NYMPHS.


Erechtheus. King of Athens after his father Pandion 2, son of Erichthonius 2, either son of Hephaestus or AUTOCHTHONOUS. His mother was Zeuxippe 2. During his reign war broke out against the Eleusinians. Erechtheus then inquired of the oracle how the Athenians might be victorious, and the god answered that they would win the war if he would sacrifice one of his daughters. But when he did so, the other daughters killed themselves, as they had taken an oath to perish together. During the war Erechtheus killed Eumolpus 1, who fought for the Eleusinians. This man was son of Poseidon, and for his death Zeus killed Erechtheus with a thunderbolt at Poseidon's request. Erechtheus has been also reported to have come as captain of the Athenians to join Dionysus 2 in his war against the Indians. By Praxithea 4, daughter of Diogenia 1, daughter of Cephisus (one of the RIVER GODS) Erechtheus had children: Cecrops 2, Pandorus, Metion 1, Procris 2, Creusa 1, Chthonia 1, Orithyia 2, Sicyon, Orneus 1, Thespius, Eupalamus, and Merope 8. He had an incestuous relationship with his daughter Procris 2, who gave birth to Aglaurus 3 [see also Athens] [Apd.3.14.8, 3.15.1, 3.15.4; Dio.4.29.2, 4.76.1; Hyg.Fab.46, 253; Nonn.13.171, 22.296ff.; Pau.2.6.5, 2.25.6; Plu.The.19.5].

Eresus. Son of Priam 1.

Eretmeus. A young Phaeacian nobleman, who competed in the games arranged to honour Odysseus when he visited the Phaeacians [Hom.Od.8.111].

Ereuthalion 1. Squire of Lycurgus 2 who, having received the armour of Areithous 1, wore it and challenged the bravest. He was killed by Nestor [Hom.Il.4.319, 7.150ff.].

Ereuthalion 2. Father of Oeneus 3 [Nonn.43.54].

Ereutho. One of DIONYSUS 2'S NURSES who followed him in his Indian campaign [Nonn.14.219ff.].

Ereuthus. See ACHAEANS.