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Nymph, mother of Aspledon by Poseidon.
Lebadus & Laonice
Lebadus;Gives his name to Lebadea. Laonice; Wife of Lebadus.
Gods & demigods
Hercyna, (Herkuna), a divinity of the lower world, respecting whom the following
tradition is related. She was a daughter of Trophonius, and once while she was
playing with Cora, the daughter of Demeter in the grove of Trophonius, near Lebadeia
in Boeotia, she let a goose fly away, which she carried in her hand. The bird
flew into a cave, and concealed itself under a block of stone. When Cora pulled
the bird forth from its hiding place, a well gushed forth from under the stone,
which was called Hercvna. On the bank of the rivulet a temple was afterwards erected,
with the statue of a maiden carrying a goose in her hand; and in the cave there
were two statues with staves surrounded by serpents, Trophonius and Hercyna, resembling
the statues of Asclepius and Hygeia. (Paus. ix. 39.2.) Hercyna founded the worship
of Demeter at Lebadeia, who hence received the surname of Hercyna. (Lycoph. 153,
with the note of Tzetzes.) Hercyna was worshipped at Lebadeia in common with Zeus,
and sacrifices were offered to both in common. (Liv. xlv. 27.)
This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Nov 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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