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Mythology (23)

Ancient myths

Juno and her rivals Io & Callisto

IREON (Ancient sanctuary) ARGOS - MYKINES

The Golden Lamb

MYCENAE (Mycenean palace) ARGOLIS
Given by Aerope to Thyestes, who produces it and is made king of Mycenae

The children of Electryon

Electryon married Anaxo, daughter of Alcaeus, and begat a daughter Alcmena, and sons, to wit, Stratobates, Gorgophonus, Phylonomus, Celaeneus, Amphimachus, Lysinomus, Chirimachus, Anactor, and Archelaus; and after these he had also a bastard son, Licymnius, by a Phrygian woman Midea.
When Electryon reigned over Mycenae, the sons of Pterelaus came with some Taphians and claimed the kingdom of Mestor, their maternal grandfather, and as Electryon paid no heed to the claim,they drove away his kine; and when the sons of Electryon stood on their defence, they challenged and slew each other.
But of the sons of Electryon there survived Licymnius, who was still young; and of the sons of Pterelaus there survived Everes, who guarded the ships.
Wishing to avenge his sons' death, Electryon purposed to make war on the Teleboans, but first he committed the kingdom to Amphitryon along with his daughter Alcmena, binding him by oath to keep her a virgin until his return.



Son of Zeus by Danae, the daughter of Acresius, and founder of Mycenae. (All information about Perseus see at Serifos, Island )

Gods & demigods

Aphrodite Argennis

Argennis, a surname of Aphrodite, which she derived from Argennus, a favourite of Agamemnon, after whose death, in the river Cephissus, Agamemnon built a sanctuary of Aphrodite Argennis. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Argennis ; Athen. xiii.)



Pylades (Pulades), a son of Strophius and Anaxibia, Cydragora or Astyochea. (Paus. ii. 29.4; Schol. ad Eurip. Orest. 33, 753; Hygin. Fab. 117.) He was a friend of Orestes, who was received by him in Phocis in a brotherly manner. (Pind. Pyth. xi. 23.) He afterwards married Electra, the sister of Orestes, and became by her the father of Hellanicus, Medon, and Strophius. (Pans. ii. 16.5)


Son of Aegisthus, who was murdered by Orestes and Electra. (Sophocles, Electra)


Enorches, a son of Thyestes by his sister Daeta, was born out of an egg, and built a temple to Dionysus, who was hence called Dionysus Enorches, though Enorches may also describe the god as the dancer. (Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 212 ; Hesych. s. v.)


Iphimedon, a son of Eurystheus, who fell in the battle against the Heracleidae. (Apollod. ii. 8. Β 1.)



IREON (Ancient sanctuary) ARGOS - MYKINES
Acraea (Akraia). A daughter of the river-god Asterion near Mycenae, who together with her sisters Euboea and Prosymna acted as nurses to Hera. A hill Acraea opposite the temple of Hera near Mycenae derived its name from her. (Paus. ii. 17.2)


MYCENAE (Mycenean palace) ARGOLIS
A Phrygian woman, mother of Licymnius by Electryon (Apollod. 2.4.5)


Hilaeira (Ilaeira), one of the fair daughters of Leucippus of Mycenae, was carried off with her sisters by the Dioscuri. (Apollod. iii. 10.3 ; comp. Ov. Fast. v. 700; Hygin. Fab. 80; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 511.) The name occurs also as a surname of Selene. (Hesych. s. v.)


Erigone. A daughter of Aegisthus and Clytaemnestra, and by Orestes the mother of Penthilus. (Paus. ii. 18.5.) Hyginus (Fab. 122), on the other hand, relates that Orestes wanted to kill her like her mother, but that Artemis removed her to Attica, and there made her her priestess. Others state, that Erigone put an end to herself when she heard that Orestes was acquitted by the Areiopagus. (Dict. Cret. vi. 4.) A third Erigone is mentioned by Servius. (Ad Virg. Eclog. iv. 6.)

Arsinoe or Laodameia

Arsinoe, the nurse of Orestes, who saved him from the hands of his mother Clytemnestra, and carried him to the aged Strophius, the father of Pylades. (Pind. Pyth. xi. 25, 54.) Other traditions called this nurse Laodameia. (Schol. ad Pind. 1. c.)

Arsinoe, daughter of Leucippus and Philodice

Arsinoe, a daughter of Leucippus and Philodice, and sister of Hilaeira and Phoebe, the wives of the Dioscuri. By Apollo she became the mother of Eriopis, and the Messenian tradition regarded Aselepius also as her son (Apollod. iii. 10.3; Paus. ii. 26.6; Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. iii. 14 ; Cic. de Nat. Deor. iii. 22). At Sparta she had a sanctuary and was worshipped as a heroine. (Paus. iii. 12.7)

Historic figures


PROSYMNA (Archaeological site) MYKINES
Daughter of river Asterion, nurse of Hera.


Plisthenes & Aerope

MYCENAE (Mycenean palace) ARGOLIS
1. A son of Atreus, and husband of Aerope or Eriphyle, the daughter of Catreus, by whom he became the father of Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia (Apollod. ii. 2.2; Schol. ad Eurip. Or. 5; Aeschyl. Agam. 1569;)
2. A son of Thyestes, who was killed by Atreus, was like-wise called Pleisthenes. (Hygin. Fab. 88.)

Electryon & Anaxo

Electryon: king of Midea, of Mycenae, father of Alcmena, and of Licymnius, killed by Tleptolemus, accidentally killed by Amphitryon, son of Perseus, his sons slay the sons of Pterelaus. Anaxo: daughter of Alcaeus, wife of her paternal uncle Electryon.

Electryon (Elektruon), a son of Perseus and Andromeda, was king of Mycenae or Mideia in Argolis. (Paus. ii. 25.8) He was married to Anaxo, the daughter of Alcaeus, by whom he had several children. (Apollod. ii. 4.5) The tradition about him is given under Amphitryon . Another Electryon is mentioned by Diodorus (iv. 67).



IREON (Ancient sanctuary) ARGOS - MYKINES
Echo. A daughter of Aer and Gaea, who chiefly resided in the vicinity of the Cephissus. She was once one of Here's attendants; but, having offended that goddess by her deception, she was deprived, in a great measure, by her of the power of speech. Here declared that in future she should have but little use of her tongue, and immediately she lost all power of doing any more, than to repeat the sounds which she heard. Echo happening to see the beautiful youth Narcissus, became deeply enamoured of him. But, her love being slighted, she pined away till nothing remained of her but her voice and bones. The former still exists, the latter were converted into stone.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Echo. Oread (mountain nymph) who lived at Mount Parnassus and by accident caught Zeus with another nymph. When asked by Hera if she had seen him, Echo was too afraid to betray Zeus, and lied, saying she had not. When Hera realized the nymph had lied to her, she cursed Echo by making her capable only to repeat what others said.
  Pan loved Echo, but in vain. The nymph fell desperately in love with Narcissus who only loved himself, and her distress made her wither away, leaving only her voice.

This text is cited Sept 2003 from the In2Greece URL below.

Echo, an Oreade, who when Zeus was playing with the nymphs, used to keep Hera at a distance by incessantly talking to her. In this manner Hera was not able to detect her faithless husband, and the nymphs had time to escape. Hera, however, found out the deception, and she punished Echo by changing her into an echo, that is, a being with no control over its tongue, which is neither able to speak before anybody else has spoken, nor to be silent when somebody else has spoken. Echo in this state fell desperately in love with Narcissus, but as her love was not returned, she pined away in grief, so that in the end there remained of her nothing but her voice. (Ov. Met. iii. 365--401.) There were in Greece certain porticoes, called the Porticoes of Echo, on account of the echo which was heard there; thus, there was one stoa at Hermione with a threefold, and one at Olympia with a sevenfold echo. (Pans. ii. 35. § 6, v. 21. § 7.) Compare Wiesler, Die Nymphe Echo : eine kunstmythologische Abhandlung, Gottingen, 1844

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited June 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks



MYCENAE (Mycenean palace) ARGOLIS
Mare of Agamemnon.

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