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(Πάνδροσος/Pándrosos, 'all dew'). Attic heroine, closely linked with the Acropolis and Athena. Her importance is attested by the oath of the women ‘by P. (Aristoph. Lys. 439). In mythology, P. is usually a daughter of the first Attic king Cecrops and like her sisters Aglauros [2] and Herse is set the task of caring for the infant Erichthonius [1]; according to a widespread version, she, in contrast to her sisters, obeys the instruction not to look into the basket containing the child (Paus. 1,18,2; Apollod. 3,189). The myth of the Cecrop…

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Parker, Robert (Oxford), “Pandrosus”, 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 25 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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