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Eridanus
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(Ἠριδανός/Ēridanós, Latin Eridanus).

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[1] Personification of a river in the west of France or Spain

Mythical river in the (north) west (northern Italy, south of France or Spain), son of  Oceanus and  Tethys (Hes. Theog. 338).  Phaeon plunged into the E. from his sun wagon and his sisters ( Heliades) were turned into black poplars on the banks of the E., and their tears into amber (Eur. Hipp. 736-741; Ov. Met. 2,324; 365; Hyg. Fab. 152; 154). …

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Eridanus”, 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 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e401400>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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