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(Τηλέφασσα; Tēléphassa). Wife of the Phoenician ruler Agenor [1], mother of Europe [2], Cadmus [1], Cilix and Phoenix [1] (Apollod. 3,2). Together with her sons she sets out in search of her abducted daughter. Since they are not allowed to return without Europe and are unable to find her, they remain in Greece. T. dies in Thrace and is buried by Cadmus (Apollod. 3,21). According to another source (Mosch. 2,41) T. is the wife of Phoenix and a daughter of Poseidon and Libye.

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Börm, Henning (Kiel), “Telephassa”, 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 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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