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Hebe
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(Ἥβη; Hḗbē) - the name stands for ‘Youth’, personification of the beauty of youth. Cults were dedicated to her in Mantinea (Paus. 8,9,3), in Cos together with Hercules (Cornutus 31), and esp. in Argos with Hera (Paus. 2,17,5). She is better documented in mythological poetry, as the daughter of Zeus and Hera, than in cult (Hes. Theog. 922; 950-952; Apollod. 1,13). She was given to  Hercules as his wife after his death (Pind. Nem. 1,69-72). Among the gods she appears as helper (Hom. Il. 4,2; 5,722; 905), in choral poetry as dancer (H. Hom. 3,195)…

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Zingg, Reto (Basle), “Hebe”, 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 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e504590>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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