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(Ἱπποδάμας; Hippodámas).

[German version]

[1] Brother of Orestes

Son of the river god  Achelous [2] and of Perimede, father of Euryte, brother of Orestes (Apollod. 1,52). In a different tradition, father of the Naiad  Perimele, the mistress of Achelous, who, after having been pushed into the sea by H., was transformed into one of the Echinades Islands by Poseidon (on the western coast of Acarnania) (Ov. Met. 8,573ff.).

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[2] Name of Trojans

Name of Trojans: one H. is killed by Ach…

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Zingg, Reto (Basle) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Hippodamas”, 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 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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