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Neleus
(637 words)

(Νηλεύς; Nēleús).

[German version]

[1] King of the Messenian Pylos

King of Messenian Pylos, son of Poseidon and Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Tyro, wife of Cretheus, falls in love with the river god Enipeus. In his guise, Poeseidon sires with her N. and his twin brother Pelias (Hom. Od. 11,235-253; cf. also Hes. Cat. 30f.). After Cretheus' death, strife develops between N. and Pelias over wh…

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Stenger, Jan (Kiel), Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) and Hidber, Thomas (Berne), “Neleus”, 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 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e819470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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