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Thaumas & Electra

STROFADES (Island complex) ZAKYNTHOS
Thaumas, the son of Pontus and Ge, and, by the Oceanid Electra, the father of Iris and the Harpies ( Theog. 237). Hence Iris is called Thaumantias, Thaumantis, and Thaumantea virgo.

Electra (Elektra), i. e. the bright or brilliant one. A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and the wife of Thaumas, by whom she became the mother of Iris and the Harpies, Aello and Ocypete. (Hom. Hymn. in Cer. 419; Hes. Theog. 266; Apollod. i. 2.2, 6; Paus. iv. 33.6; Serv. ad Aen. iii. 212.)

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