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Peiras
(108 words)

(Πείρας; Peíras).

[German version]

[1] Father of Echidna

According to Epimenides (FGrH 457 F 5), P. was the father of Echidna with Styx as the mother (Paus. 8,18,2).

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[2] Founder of the Heraeum of Argos

Son of Argos [I 1] and Euadne, brother of Ecbasus, Epidaurus and Criasus (Apollod. 2,3). According to Plutarchus (FGrH 388 F 2), P. founded the sanctuary of the Argive Hera, installed his daughter Callithyia (Callithoe [2]/Io) as priestess and dedicated to Hera an idol ma…

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Antoni, Silke (Kiel), “Peiras”, 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 07 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e911770>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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