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(Ἠερίβοια; Ēeríboia).

[German version]

[1] Stepmother of the Aloads

Stepmother of the  Aloads, who kept Ares prisoner. However, E. told Hermes the location of the prison (Hom. Il. 5,389f.).

[German version]

[2] Spouse of Telamon, mother of Ajax

(also Eriboea/Periboea). The daughter of Alcathous, spouse of Telamon and mother of  Ajax [1] (Pind. Isthm. 6,45; Soph. Aj. 569; Paus. 1,42,2; Apollod. 3,162).

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Eeriboea”, 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 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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