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(Γοργοφόνη; Gorgophónē).

[German version]

[1] Epithet of Athena

Epithet of Athena in the sense of ‘killer of Gorgo’ (Eur. Ion 1478; Orph. H. 32,8 Quandt after the passage in Euripides, although γοργοφόνος is transmitted in the vocative); the name can also be interpreted as ‘glowing terribly’ (cf.  Persephone).


1 F. Bräuninger, s.v. Persephone, RE 19, 946-947.

[German version]

[2] One of the Danaids

One of the Danaids ( Danaus, Danaids) natural sister of …

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Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen), “Gorgophone”, 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 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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