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Gorgophonus/-os
(93 words)

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[1] Epithet of Athena

(‘killer of Gorgo’). Epithet of Athena in Orph. H. 32,8 (but see  Gorgophone [1]).

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[2] Epithet of Perseus

Epithet of Perseus (Eur. fr. 985 Nauck; Nonnus, Dion. 18,305; 30,269; 31,12; 47,506; 47,536).

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[3] Son of Electryon and Alcmene

Son of  Electryon and Anaxo, Alcaeus' daughter, thus Perseus' grandson.  Alcmene is mentioned as his sister, his bro…

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Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen), “Gorgophonus/-os”, 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e426560>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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