(Ὠκυπέτη/Ōkypétē). Daughter of Thaumas and Electra , one of the Harpies, also called Ocythoe or Ocypode (according to Hesiod; Apollod. 1,123). Sister of Aëllo (also Nicothoe) and Celaeno  (Hes. Theog. 267; Apollod. 1,10; Hyg. Fab. 14,18; Praef. 35). O. fled from the sons of Boreas to the islands of the Echinades, which are called Strophades after her because she turned back there (στροφή/strophḗ) and, exhausted, fell her death (Apollod. 1,123).
Cite this pageAntoni, Silke (Kiel), “Ocypete”, 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 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e829680>
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