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In Greek mythology, the Crommyonian Sow (also called Phaea or Phaia), was a wild pig, which ravaged the region around the village of Crommyon between Megara and Corinth, and was eventually slain by Theseus in his early adventures. According to Apollodorus, it was said by some to be the daughter of Echidna and Typhon, and was named after the old woman who raised it.[1] According to Strabo, the sow was said to be the mother of the Calydonian Boar.[2] Hyginus says that the pig that Thesesus killed at Crommyon was a boar.[3]


  1. Apollodorus, Epitome 1
  2. Strabo, 8.6.22.
  3. Hyginus, Fabulae 38.


  • Apollodorus, Apollodorus, The Library, with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921
  • Hyginus, Gaius Julius, The Myths of Hyginus. Edited and translated by Mary A. Grant, Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1960.
  • Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Phaea"
  • Strabo, Geography. Editors, H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A., London. George Bell & Sons. 1903. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library

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