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, who became wife of Zethus, and gave her name to Boeotian Thebes. She is also said to have consorted with Zeus.
- Thebe, daughter of Zeus and Iodame, given in marriage to Ogygus.
- Thebe, daughter of Prometheus and also a possible eponym of the Boeotian Thebes.
- Thebe, daughter of Cilix and wife of Corybas (son of Cybele).
- Thebe, eponym of Thebes, Egypt. She was the daughter of either Nilus, Epaphus, Proteus, or Libys; rare versions of the myth make her a consort of Zeus and mother of Aegyptus or Heracles.
- 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.
- Thebe, daughter of Zeus and Megacleite, sister of Locrus.
- ↑ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 72. 1
- ↑ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 5. 2
- ↑ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 5. 6
- ↑ Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 22. 6
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1206
- ↑ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Thēbē
- ↑ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 49. 3
- ↑ Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 4. 304; 5. 86; 41. 270
- ↑ Scholia on Homer, Iliad, 9. 383
- ↑ John Lydus, De mensibus, 4. 67
- ↑ Scholia on Homer, Iliad, 6. 396
- ↑ Clement of Alexandria, Recognitions, 10. 21
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