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Mythology (14)

Historic figures

Aethiops

Aethiops. A son of Hephaestus, from whom Aethiopia was believed to have derived its name. (Plin. H. N. vi. 35; Nat. Com. ii. 6.)


Constellations

Kings

Cepheus & Cassiopeia

Cepheus. King of Aethiopia, son of Belus, husband of Cassiopea, and father of Andromeda. He was placed among the stars after his death.


Cassiopea (Kassiepeia) or Cassiope (Kassiope). The wife of Cepheus, in Aethiopia, and mother of Andromeda, whose beauty she extolled above that of the Nereids. (See Andromeda.) She was afterwards placed among the stars.


Cassiepeia or Cassiopeia (Kassiepeia or Kassiopeia), the wife of Cepheus in Aethiopia, and mother of Andromeda, whose beauty she extolled above that of the Nereids. This pride became the cause of her misfortunes, for Poseidon sent a monster into the country which ravaged the land, and to which Andromeda was to be sacrificed. But Perseus saved her life. (Hygin. Fab. 64) According to other accounts Cassiepeia boasted that she herself surpassed the Nereids in beauty, and for this reason she was represented, when placed among the stars, as turning backwards. (Arat. Phaen. 187, &c.; Manil. Astron. i. 355.)

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


Ancient myths

Heroes

Eumolpus

   Eumolpos. In Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon and Chione, the daughter of Boreas and Orithyia. After his birth he was thrown by his mother into the sea, but his father rescued him and brought him to Aethiopia, to his daughter Benthesicyme. When he was grown up, Endius, the husband of Benthesicyme, gave him one of his daughters in marriage, but he desired the other as well, and was accordingly banished, and came with his son Ismarus or Immaradus to the Thracian king Tegyrius in Boeotia. As successor to this king he marched to the assistance of his friends the Eleusinians against the Athenian Erechtheus, but was slain with his son. According to another story, Immaradus and Erechtheus both fell, and the contending parties agreed that the Eleusinians should submit to the Athenians, but should retain the exclusive superintendence of the mysteries of Eleusis, of which Eumolpus was accounted the founder. He was also spoken of as a writer of consecrational hymns, and as having discovered the art of cultivating the vines and trees in general. The Eumolpidae, his descendants, were the hereditary priests of the Eleusinian ritual.


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Heroines

Mythical monsters

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