Phoebe (mythological Characters)
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Phoebe Mythological Characters
In Greek mythology, Phoebe (; Ancient Greek? Phoibe, associated with Phoebos or "shining") was the name or epithet of the following characters:
- Phoebe (Titaness), one of the Titans, grandmother of Apollo and Artemis. Also called Selene.
- Phoebe, a hamadryad, one of Danaus' many wives or concubines and possible mother of some of these Danaïdes: Hippodamia, Rhodia, Cleopatra, Asteria, Glauce, Hippomedusa, Gorge, Iphimedusa and Rhode.Apollodorus only identified these daughters of Danaus by Phoebe and Atlantia (another hamadryad), not specifying who was the daughter of the other. These ten women joined the sons of Aegyptus who were begotten on an Arabian woman. According to Hippostratus' account, Europe, daughter of Nilus and begotten all the fifty daughters of Danaus.
- Phoebe, one of the Heliades.
- Phoebe, a Spartan princess who was the daughter of King Tyndareus and Leda, daughter of King Thestius of Pleuron. She was the (half-)sister of Castor and Pollux, Helen, Clytemnestra, Timandra and Philonoe.
- Phoebe (Leucippid), daughter of Leucippus.
- Phoebe, one of the Amazons who fought against Heracles.
- Phoebe, an epithet of Artemis.
Also, Phoebe is a crater on Janus (moon of Saturn), named after the character from Greek mythology.
- ^ Hesiod, Theogony 116-138.
- ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus. Bibliotheca, 2.1.5, with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921.
- ^ John Tzetzes. Chiliades, 7.37 p. 370-371 Translated by Vasiliki Dogani
- ^ Hyginus. Fabulae, 154; Ovid. Metamorphoses, Book 2.340
- ^ Euripides. Iphigenia at Aulis, 50
- ^ Ovid. Hieroides, 8.77
- ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus. Bibliotheca, Book 3.11.4
- ^ Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca Historica, Book 4.16