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(Δεῖμα; Deîma). Like  Deimos and  Phobos a personification of fear. Pausanias describes an image of D. as a terrifying woman, which could be seen in his time in Corinth by the tomb of  Medea's sons. It was erected by the Corinthians in atonement for the murder of the children (Paus. 2,3,7).


S. I. Johnston, Medea and the Cult of Hera Akraia, in: J. J. Clauss, S. I. Johnston (ed.), Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art, 1997, 55-61

Th. Kyriakou, s.v. D., LIMC 3.1, 361f.

E. Will, Korinthiaka, Recherches sur l'histoire et la civilisation de Corinthe d…

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“Deima”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 25 April 2017 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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