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Pyrrha
(494 words)

(Πύρρα/Pýrrha).

[German version]

[1] Daughter of Epimetheus

In Greek mythology daughter of Epimetheus (brother of Prometheus) and Pandora and wife of  Deucalion. She and her husband were the only people to survive the flood sent over the earth by Zeus to punish the people of the Bronze Age; on the advice of Prometheus they built a boat on which they sailed around for nine days and nine nights. Deucalion…

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Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) and Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Pyrrha”, 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 09 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1015610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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