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(Πειρήν; Peirḗn).

[German version]

[1] Son of Argus and Euadne

Son of Argos [I 1] and Euadne (Apollod. 2,3), father of Io (Apollod. 2,5; Hes.Cat. 124) or of Callithyia (= Callithoe [2]), whom P. employed as priestess in the sanctuary of the Argive Hera that he founded (Plut. FGrH 388 F 2). Other forms of the name: Peiras (Apollod. 2,3), Peirasus (Paus. 2,17,5), Peiranthus (Hyg. Fab. 145).

[German version]

[2] Son of Glaucus

Son of Glaucus [2], brother of Bellerophontes, who accidentally killed P…

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Eiben, Susanne (Kiel), “Peiren”, 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 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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