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Alcyone (pronounced: /ælˈsaɪ.əniː/; Ancient Greek: Ἁλκυών; Halkuṓn) in Greek mythology is the name of one of the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione or, more rarely, Aethra.[1] She attracted the attention of the god Poseidon and bore him several children, variously named in the sources: Hyrieus, Lycus, Hyperenor, and Aethusa;[2] Hyperes and Anthas;[3] Glaucus;[4] and Epopeus.[5][6] There are various etymological interpretations of her name's origin.[7]

References

  1. Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alcyone (1)". in William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. pp. 108. http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0117.html. 
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus, iii. 10. § 1
  3. Pausanias, Description of Greece ii. 30. § 7
  4. Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae vii
  5. Gaius Julius Hyginus Praef. Fab. p. 11, ed. Staveren
  6. Ovid, Heroides xix. 133
  7. Alcyone at Theoi.com

Other sources

  • M. Grant and J. Hazel, Who's Who in Greek Mythology, David McKay and Co Inc, 1979
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