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Galaxaure
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(Γαλαξαύρη; Galaxaúrē).  Oceanid, mentioned in Hes. Theog. 353 (alongside Plexaure) and in H. Hom. 5,423 (based on that Orph. Fr. 49,26) where she picks flowers with Persephone when the latter is abducted by Hades. The etymology of the name is uncertain (for hypotheses see [1; 2]).

Bibliography

1 E. Maass, Aglaurion, in: MDAI(A) 35, 1910, 338

2 P. Kretschmer, Mythische Namen, in: Glotta 10, 1920, 51ff.

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Ambühl, Annemarie (Groningen), “Galaxaure”, 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 19 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e417880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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