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Euphorion
(1,434 words)

(Εὐφορίων; Euphoríōn).

[German version]

[1] Winged son of Achilles and Helena

A figure invented by Ptolemy Chennus (Phot. 149a): E., a winged son of Achilles and Helena, is killed on the island of Melos by a bolt of lightning from Zeus whose love he does not reciprocate. The nymphs who bury the corpse are changed into frogs by Zeus. In Goethe's Faust (2nd Part), E. appears as the son of Faust and Helena.

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K.-H. Tomberg, Die Kaine Histo…

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Bloch, René (Berne), Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) and Fantuzzi, Marco (Florence), “Euphorion”, 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 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e405580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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