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(Πέρση/ Pérsē, Περσηίς/ Persēís).

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[1] Daughter of Oceanus and Tethys

Daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, wife of Helios, mother by the latter of Circe and Aeetes (Hom. Od. 10,136-139; Hes. Theog. 356; 956f.; Apollod. Epit. 7,14). Her children are varyingly named as: Aloeus, Pasiphae, Calypso, Perses [2] (Apollod. 1,83; schol. Lycoph. 174; 798b; Cic. Nat. D. 3,48; Hyg. Praef. Fab. 36 Marshall).

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[2] Epithet for Hecate as th…

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Johannsen, Nina (Kiel), “Perse(is)”, 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 12 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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