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Thebe (Ancient Greek: Θήβη) is a feminine name mentioned several times in Greek mythology, in accounts that imply multiple female characters, four of whom are said to have had three cities named Thebes after them:

  • Thebe, daughter of Asopus and Metope,[1][2] who became wife of Zethus, and gave her name to Boeotian Thebes.[3] She is also said to have consorted with Zeus.[4]
  • Thebe, daughter of Zeus and Iodame, given in marriage to Ogygus.[5]
  • Thebe, daughter of Prometheus and also a possible eponym of the Boeotian Thebes.[6]
  • Thebe, daughter of Cilix and wife of Corybas (son of Cybele).[7]
  • Thebe, eponym of Thebes, Egypt.[8] She was the daughter of either Nilus, Epaphus, Proteus, or Libys;[9] rare versions of the myth make her a consort of Zeus and mother of Aegyptus[5] or Heracles.[10]
  • Thebe, daughter of the Pelasgian Adramys, the eponym of Adramyttium, or of the river god Granicus. She married Heracles, who named Hypoplacian Thebes after her.[11]
  • Thebe, daughter of Zeus and Megacleite, sister of Locrus.[12]

References

  1. Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 72. 1
  2. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 5. 2
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 5. 6
  4. Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 22. 6
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1206
  6. Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Thēbē
  7. Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 49. 3
  8. Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 4. 304; 5. 86; 41. 270
  9. Scholia on Homer, Iliad, 9. 383
  10. John Lydus, De mensibus, 4. 67
  11. Scholia on Homer, Iliad, 6. 396
  12. Clement of Alexandria, Recognitions, 10. 21
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