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Crocon
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(Κρόκων). Mythical king who ruled in the border area of Eleusis and Athens (Paus. 1,38,2). He was married to Saisara, a daughter of  Celeus. According to the Eleusian myth he was a son of  Triptolemus. Triptolemus was usually considered a son of Celeus and Metaneira (cf. Apollod. 3,102). The eponymous hero was accepted into the sacred Eleusian family. The name C. is derived from the cultic action of the κροκοῦν/krokoûn, laying of wool threads into the right hand and on the left foot of the mystes. The family of the Croconides built a sanctuary of  Hestia in the 4th cent. an…

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Zingg, Reto (Basle), “Crocon”, 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 25 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e623530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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