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(Ἱπποθόη/Hippothóē, ‘the one as fast as a horse’).

In [1] and [3], the name indicates a connection to Poseidon and the sea.

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[1] Nereid

 Nereid (Hes. Theog. 251; Apollod. 1,11).

[German version]

[2] Daughter and murderess of Pelias

One of the daughters of  Pelias, who - deceived by  Medea's cunning - dismembered their father and boiled him in order to rejuvenate him (Apollod. 1,95; Hyg. Fab. 24).

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Ambühl, Annemarie (Groningen), “Hippothoe”, 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 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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