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(Ἀλεκτρυών, ‘Rooster’).

[German version]

[1] Ares' minder during his meetings with Aphrodite

Ares' minder during his meetings with Aphrodite. When A. slept late one morning, Helios discovered the lovers and betrayed them to Hephaestus. Ares turned A. into a rooster (Lucian. Gallus 3; Auson. 26,2,27) [1].

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[2] An Argonaut

Father of Leitus (Hom. Il. 17,602), an Argonaut (Apollod. 1,113).


1 C. Robert, Alektr…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Alectryon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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