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GROUPS (Collective Entries)

GROUPS (Collective Entries) containing one or several lists are written in bold style. GROUPS are consistently written with capital letters.
Numbering of namesakes: Numbers are consistently added to the names of characters for identification purposes only. They do not represent a chronological order. The absence of a number indicates that there is only one mythological character with that particular name.

The CHARITES. 7728: Roundel painted with the Three Graces. Italian, 1525. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


CONSTELLATIONS
CORYBANTES
CYCLOPES
DACTYLS
DANAIDS
DIOSCURI
EPIGONI
ERINYES
GIANTS
GORGONS
HECATONCHEIRES
HERACLES 1'S LABOURS
HERACLIDES
HERALDS
HESPERIDES.
HORAE
HYADES 1
LAPITHS
MAENADS.
METAMORPHOSES
MOERAE.
MUSES
NEREIDS
NIOBIDS
NYMPHS
OCEANIDS
ODYSSEUS IN HADES
OLYMPIANS
PERSONIFICATIONS
PLEIADES
RIVER GODS
SATYRS
SEERS
SERVANTS
SEVEN AGAINST THEBES
SIRENS
SPARTI
SUITORS OF HELEN
SUITORS OF PENELOPE
TITANS
TROJAN LEADERS
TROJANS
WINDS
WINEGROWERS
WOODEN HORSE

Other Collective Occurrences


AIANTES
Ajax 1 & Ajax 2

ALOADS
The giants Ephialtes 2 and Otus 1 who attacked heaven (see Zeus and GIANTS).

ANTS
Ants transformed into men by Zeus (see Aeacus).

ASSES 1
The two asses who carried Dionysus 2, when he wanted to reach the temple of Zeus in order to recover his sanity.

ASSES 2
The asses who rode the SILENS and the SATYRS when they came to assist Zeus in his war against the GIANTS.

ASSES 3
The asses who devoured Lycius 2, the man who wished to sacrifice asses against Apollo's will.

ATLANTEANS
Those who lived in Atlantis.

ATLANTIDES
See HESPERIDES.

BACCHANTS. (See MAENADS.)

BIRDS
I.e., all birds, offspring of Chaos & Eros.

BIRDS STYMPHALIAN
See Heracles 1.

CABIROI
See CORYBANTES.

CENTAURS CYPRIAN
Horned generation of CENTAURS which grew out of the earth.

CENTAURS HORNED
Horned generation of CENTAURS, children of the NYMPHS LAMUSIDES (see NYMPHS).

CERASTAE
People of Cyprus changed into bullocks by Aphrodite.

CERCOPES
Malefactors punished by Heracles 1 and turned into apes by Zeus.

CORONAE
Two youths who sprang from the ashes of Orion's daughters.

CURETES
See CORYBANTES.

DIONYSUS 2'S NURSES
Those who reared Dionysus 2.

DRAGONS 1
The dragons yoked to the car of Triptolemus.

DRAGONS 2
The winged dragons yoked to the chariot of Medea.

DRYADS
See NYMPHS.

EMATHIDES. (See PIERIDES.)

EPIMELIADS
See NYMPHS.

ETHIOPIAN CHIEFS
Those who were involved in the battle that followed the quarrel between Perseus 1 and Phineus 1, at the court of Cepheus 1.

EUMENIDES. (See ERINYES.)

GRAEAE. (PHORCIDES.)
Dino, Enyo 1 and Pephredo. Sisters of the GORGONS and old women from birth. The three had but one eye and one tooth, and these they passed to each other in turn (see Perseus 1).

HAMADRYADS
See NYMPHS.

HARPIES
See BESTIARY and Phineus 2.

HELEADS
See NYMPHS.

HELIADES 1
See Helius.

HELIADES 2
See Helius.

HYADES 2. (See NYMPHS LAMUSIDES.)
See NYMPHS.

HYDRIADS
See NYMPHS.

JUDGES OF THE DEAD
Those who judge the dead: Aeacus, Minos 2 and Rhadamanthys (see Underworld).

LARES
See Other Deities.

LITAE
See PERSONIFICATIONS.

MAIDENS
"Maidens" are called the three daughters of Scamander 2 and Acidusa, who are honoured in Boeotia up to this day
Scamander 2 was king in Boeotia. He named the Inachus river after himself, and the stream near by he called Glaucia from his mother. The spring Acidusa he named after his wife. Scamander 2 was son of Deimachus 4, a companion of Heracles 1 who took part in the latter's expedition against Troy and fell fighting there. Deimachus 4 was son of Eleon, a Boeotian who brought up his grandson Scamander 2.
Scamander 2's mother Glaucia was a Trojan. She fell in love with Deimachus 4 when he was fighting against the Trojans. When he died Glaucia fled for refuge and told Heracles 1 of her love affair with Deimachus 4. Later, when she gave birth to Scamander 2, Heracles 1 delivered both the child and the mother to Eleon in Boeotia. Glaucia was a daughter of the river god Scamander 1 and Idaea 1.

MARES MAGNESIAN
These are the mares which gave birth to the CENTAURS after consorting with Centaurus.

MARES OF DIOMEDES 1
See HERACLES 1'S LABOURS.

MARES OF LAOMEDON 1
See Ganymedes.

MELEAGRIDS
Eurymede 2 and Melanippe 5, sisters of Meleager who grieved the death of their brother and were turned into birds by Artemis.

MELIADS
See NYMPHS.

MINYADS
The daughters of Minyas, having gone mad, conceived a craving for human flesh, and drew lots for their children. The lot fell upon Leucippe 4 to contribute her son Hippasus 11 to be torn to pieces. See Minyas and the Minyans

MOLIONES. (See MOLIONIDES.)

MOLIONIDES. (MOLIONES.)
These were twin-brothers with their bodies joined to one another (see Elis).

MOUNTAINS
Offspring of Gaia (Earth).

NAIADS
See NYMPHS.

NYMPHS DODONIDES.
See NYMPHS.

NYMPHS CABIROIDES
See NYMPHS.

NYMPHS CORYCIAN
See NYMPHS.

NYMPHS LAMUSIDES. (HYADES 2.)
See NYMPHS.

OREADS
See NYMPHS.

PANS
Horned rockdwellers, children of Pan.

PENATES
See Other Deities.

PHORCIDES. (See GRAEAE.)

PIERIDES. (EMATHIDES.)
Nine sisters who defied the MUSES in a contest of song and were defeated. The MUSES themselves are sometimes called by this name.

PROPOETIDES
These women denied the divinity of Aphrodite and, through the goddess' wrath, they became the first to prostitute their bodies.

SAILORS
These are the Tyrrhenian sailors who attempted to delude Dionysus 2. They are also said to have leapt ashore and captured Dionysus 2 whom they stripped of his possessions and tied with ropes running behind his back. However, the god saved himself by turning them into dolphins. The SAILORS were Acoetes 2, Aethalides 2, Alcimedon 2, Dictys 3, Epopeus 3, Libys, Lycabas 2, Medon 6, Melas 7, Opheltes 3, and Simon (according to Hyginus); or else they were Acoetes 2, Aethalion, Alcimedon 2, Dictys 3, Epopeus 3, Libys, Lycabas 2, Medon 6, Melanthus 2, Opheltes 3, and Proreus 2 (according to Ovid) (Hyg.Fab.134; Nonn.45.120ff., 45.167, 47.630; Ov.Fast.3.723; Ov.Met.3.581-691).

SILENS
The oldest among the SATYRS; they are a mortal race.

SOIL'S OFFSPRING. (See AUTOCHTHONOUS.)

SUITORS OF HIPPODAMIA 3
Those who were obliged to win her hand through a chariot race with her father, who would kill them if they were overtaken in the race (see Oenomaus 1).

TELCHINES
See CORYBANTES.

THRIAE
Three sisters, virgin and winged, who were teachers in divination and were inspired through eating honey.

TRITONS
See Divinities of Waters & Landscapes.

VULTURES
See BESTIARY.

ZEUS' NURSES
These have been called nurses of Zeus: Adrastia 1, Aex, Alcinoe 1, Amalthea, Cynosura, Eupheme 1, Glauce 5, Hagno, Helice 1, Ide 3, Ithome, Neda, Oenoe 1, Phrixa, and Theisoa. See Dictionaries.


Related sections Divinities, Major Divinities, Divinities of Waters & Landscapes, PERSONIFICATIONS, Other Deities, Immortals  
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