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Argia or Argeia is a name borne by four minor characters in Greek mythology. These are:

  • Argia, one of the Oceanids. She was the mother of Phoroneus by her brother Inachus. She may also have been the mother (by Inachus) of Io.[1][2][3]
  • Argea (sometimes reported as Argia), daughter of king Adrastus of Argos and Amphithea, daughter of Pronax. She married Polynices, son of Oedipus and bore him three sons: Thersander, Adrastus and Timeas.[4][5][6][7][8][9]
  • Argeia (sometimes reported as Argia), the wife of Polybus and mother of Argus, the builder of the ship Argo from the story of Jason and the Argonauts.[10][2]
  • Argia, daughter of king Autesion of Thebes. She married Aristodemus and became the mother of twins, Eurysthenes and Procles, the ancestors of the two royal houses of Sparta.[11]

References

  1. Hyginus, Fabulae.145.CXLV
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hyginus, Fabulae, Preface
  3. Hyginus, Fabulae, 143. CXLIII
  4. Hyginus, Fabulae, 69. LXIX
  5. Hyginus, Fabulae, 70. LXX
  6. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.20.5
  7. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library 1.9.13
  8. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 3.6.1
  9. Hesiod, Catalogue of Women, fragment 99a
  10. Patricia Turner, Charles Russell Coulter, Dictionary of Ancient Deities (2001), p. 67.
  11. Herodotus, History of Herodotus, book 6
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