[see Family], OKYRRHOE A Naiad-nymph of Teuthrania (in Asia Minor) who bore Hermes a son named Kaikos. ", LOCALE : Mt Parnassos, Phokis (Central Greece), Pausanias, Description of Greece 4. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Propertius, Elegies 2.

180-181 (trans. His speed seemed even then faster than man could run, and you'd believe his feet had wings. [see Family], ALKIDAMEA (Alcidamea) A princess of Korinthos (southern Greece) who bore Hermes a son named Bounos. The email address and/or password entered does not match our records, please check and try again. Happy valentine's day, people! Phoebus [Apollon], as it chanced, and the son of Maia [Hermes], on their way back, the one from Delphi, the other from Cyllene's crest, both saw her, both alike caught love's hot fire. Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in. When the god accidentally killed him playing discus, he transformed the boy into a crocus flower. . [see Family], THRONIA A princess of Aigyptos (Egypt) who bore Hermes a son, named Arabos. 288 ff (trans. Aglauros first marked Mercurius' [Hermes'] approach and boldly asked the god his name and business. Login failed. 180-181 (trans. "Lord Hermes . Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) : Nonnus, Dionysiaca 5. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) : Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 277 (trans. 38. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : He then raped her. She was loved by Hermes and bore him a son Pharis. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Ovid, Metamorphoses 4. . The right was the abode of Pandrosos, Aglauros on the left and Herse in between. Hermes had not yet gone to the bed of Peitho, and he offered his rod as gift to adorn her chamber [as bride-price for her hand-in-marriage, but all offers were declined by her mother Demeter]. Contents[show] Family Aphrodite - Mother Ares - Father of Eros* and Anteros Hermes - Father of Hermaphroditus *(Go to Aphrodite or Eros to see why.) Greek Lyric IV) (C5th B.C.)

[see Family]. Sadly I [King Keyx, brother of Daidalion] held her, feeling in my heart her father's grief, and gave my brother words of comfort, for he loved her--words he heard as rocks the roaring waves--and bitterly bewailed his daughter's loss. "[Althaimenes grandson of Minos] left Krete with his sister Apemosyne and went to a certain place on Rhodes . Sign in here to access free tools such as favourites and alerts, or to access personal subscriptions, If you have access to journal content via a university, library or employer, sign in here, Research off-campus without worrying about access issues.

", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 14. And as an evil growth beyond all cure creeps far and wide and wounds what once was well, so by degrees the winter of dark death entered her heart and choked her breath and stopped the lanes of life. ", For the MYTH of Hermes and Amphion see Hermes Favour: Amphion. 7 (trans. Create a link to share a read only version of this article with your colleagues and friends. entered the delicate bed of Peitho who brings marriage to pass. Brotherly Love.

APEMOSYNE A princess of Krete and later Rhodes (Greek Aegean) who was impregnated by Hermes. Penelope, wife of Odysseus, is confounded with Penelopeia, the Arkadian nymphe. 288 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. [see Family], KLYTIE (Clytie) A woman or nymph of Elis (southern Greece) who was the mother of Myrtilos by Hermes. "My own opinion is that Hermes gave Amphion these gifts, both the [magical] lyre and the headband, because he was overcome by love for him. 220 ff (trans. ", For MORE information on these nymphs see OREIADES, LOCALE : Doros, Thessalia (Northern Greece), Nonnus, Dionysiaca 14. Eros was a primordial being, thought to have arisen out of Chaos, along with Tartarus the Underworld and Gaia the Earth. ", Cicero, De Natura Deorum 3. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 48.

. Hedylogos, god of sweet-talk and flattery. "The deep-breasted Mountain Nymphai [Oreades] who inhabit this great and holy mountain . Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 160 (trans. and Pan the son of Penelope (for according to the Greeks Penelope and Hermes were the parents of Pan) was [first worshipped in Greece] about eight hundred years before me [Herodotus], and thus of a later date than the Trojan war. to C1st A.D.) : Homer, Iliad 16.

Yes, when he saw her on the pyre, four times an impulse came to rush into the flames; four times forced back, he fled away in frenzy; like an ox, its bowed neck stung by hornets, so he charged where no way was. LOCALE : Aitolia (Central Greece) AND Amythaonia (Egypt) OR Mt Ida, Troia (Anatolia), Pseudo-Hyginus, Astronomica 2. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 201 : 67 ff (trans. Access to society journal content varies across our titles. Tritonia [Athena] filled with loathing, forced a few curt words : ‘Inject your pestilence in one of Cecrops' daughters; that I need; Aglauros is the one.’ . When she disclosed to her brother what had happened, Althaimenes took her story about the god to be an excuse, and killed her with a kick of his foot.


She dared to set herself above Diana [Artemis], faulting her fair face. PENELOPEIA (Penelope) An nymph of Arkadia (in southern Greece) who bore to Hermes the god Pan (or one of the Panes named Nomios). 29C (trans. "Autolykos, who lived on Mount Parnassos, and was said to be a son of Hermes, although his real father [the man who raised him] was Daidalion. RHENE A nymph of the island of Samothrake (Greek Aegean) who bore a son Saon to Hermes. Instead of appealing to allegedly impersonal ideas, Plato refigures Greek mythological understandings of Hermes to signal, first, that friendship is a movement of divine love in which human beings participate and to which they are reoriented so that they may behold their friend as an individual, as a person, and second, that this reorientation is needed to place the dialectical inquiry into friendship upon proper starting points. This article examines how Plato uses mythological symbolisms in the Lysis, specifically those of Hermes, to show how our experience of the good makes possible our capacity to love our friend as an individual, and in so doing overturns the static dualities usually associated with Plato’s ‘metaphysics’. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th to 4th B.C.)

‘Enough,’ said she, ‘I'll never move till you are forced away!’ ‘A bargain!’ cried the god and with his wand, his magic wand, opened the door. "First Inventors . Learn more about Eros from curator David Saunders on The Iris ». 105 ff (trans.
", LOCALE : Athens, Attika (Southern Greece), Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.