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(Μακαρία; Makaría).

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[1] Daughter of Heracles and Deianira

Daughter of Heracles and Deianira; sacrifices herself voluntarily in the war of the Athenians and the Heraclidae against Eurystheus to secure victory ( Human sacrifices): first referred to in this way in Eur. Heracl., but without mentioning her name; possibly already in Aeschylus or in Athenian local myth [1. XVI, XXXI-XXXIII, 111f.]


1 J. Wilkins (ed.), Euripides, Heracli…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) and Lienau, Cay (Münster), “Macaria”, 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 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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