Plouto (mother of Tantalus)
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Plouto Mother of Tantalus

In Greek mythology, Plouto or Pluto (Ancient Greek: means 'wealth')[1] was the mother of Tantalus, usually by Zeus, though the scholion to Euripides Orestes 5, names Tmolos as the father.[2] According to Hyginus, Plouto's father was Himas,[3] while other sources give her father as Cronus.[4]


  1. ^ Hard, p. 502.
  2. ^ Gantz, p. 536; Smith, s.v. Pluto 2; Pausanias 2.22.3; Hyginus, Fabulae 82, 155; Antoninus Liberalis, 36 (Trzaskoma, Smith, and Brunet, p. 15); Nonnus, Dionysiaca 1.137–146 (I pp. 12, 13), 7.119 (I pp. 252, 253).
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 155
  4. ^ Rutherford, p. 431.


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