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Protogeneia (Ancient Greek: Πρωτογένεια "the firstborn"), in Greek mythology, may refer to:

  • Protogeneia, a daughter of Deucalion and Pyrrha, progenitors in Greek mythology.[1] She was married to Locrus, but had no children; Zeus, however, who carried her off, became by her, on mount Maenalus in Arcadia, the father of Opus, Aethlius and Aetolus.[2] According to others she was not the mother, but a daughter of Opus.[3] Endymion also is called a son of Protogeneia.[4]
  • Protogeneia, one of the daughters of Erechtheus and Praxithea. She and her sister Pandora committed suicide when Erechtheus sacrificed Chthonia, another sister of theirs.[6]


  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 7. § 2.
  2. Scholia on Pindar, Olympian Ode 9. 85; Scholia on Apollonius of Rhodes 4. 1780
  3. Scholia on Pindar, Olympian Ode 9. 85
  4. Conon, Narrations 14
  5. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 7. §7.
  6. Suda s. v. παρθένοι


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Protogeneia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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