Eurybia (mythology)
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Eurybia Mythology

In Greek mythology, Eurybia (; Ancient Greek: ?, ?, meaning "wide-force"), described as "[having] a heart of flint within her",[1] was the daughter of Pontus and Gaia,[2] consort to the Titan Crius, and mother of Astraeus, Perses, and Pallas.[3] She was known as the goddess of mastery of the seas, or power over them--particularly external factors like the winds or rising of the constellations. An older, relatively minor deity, her role in most mythology is as the ancestor of other gods.

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  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 233-239
  2. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 233-239; Apollodorus, 1.2.6
  3. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 375-377: "And Eurybia, bright goddess, was joined in love to Crius and bore great Astraeus, and Pallas, and Perses who also was eminent among all men in wisdom"; Apollodorus, 1.2.2.


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