Pelasgus
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Pelasgus

In Greek mythology, Pelasgus (Ancient Greek: , Pelasgós means "ancient"[1]) was the eponymous ancestor of the Pelasgians, the mythical inhabitants of Greece who established the worship of the Dodonaean Zeus, Hephaestus, the Cabeiri, and other divinities. In the different parts of the country once occupied by Pelasgians, there existed different traditions as to the origin and connection of Pelasgus. The ancient Greeks even used to believe that he was the first man.

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  1. ^ Robert Graves. The Greek Myths, section 12 s.v. Hera and her Children
  2. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.14.2 & 2.22.1; Scholia on Euripides, Orestes 920; Eustathius on Homer, p. 385
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 145
  4. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.16.1
  5. ^ Hesiod in Apollodorus, 2.1.1; Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.14.3 & 8.1.2
  6. ^ Pseudo-Clement, Recognitions 10.21
  7. ^ Apollodorus, 3.8.1; Tzetzes on Lycophron, Alexandra 481
  8. ^ Apollodorus, 3.8.1; Scholia ad Euripides, Orestes 1642
  9. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 1.11.2 & 1.13.1
  10. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 225
  11. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 8.22.2
  12. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.14.4
  13. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 1.17.3
  14. ^ Eustathius on Homer, p. 321
  15. ^ Clinton, Fast. Hell. vol. 1. p. 9
  16. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 1.28.3
  17. ^ Hellanicus' Phoronis as cited in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 1.28.3 (Hellanicus fr. 4 Fowler, pp. 156-176)
  18. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Haimonia
  19. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3.1089
  20. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 3.35
  21. ^ Homer, Iliad 2.843

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