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Thoosa
(88 words)

(Θόωσα, 'who rushes off').

[German version]

[1] Sea Nymph

Sea nymph, daughter of  Phorcys [1], by Poseidon mother of the Cyclops Polyphemus (Hom. Od. 1,71-73, on which all later mentions depend: Nonn. Dion. 39,293; Apollod. Epit. 7,4; Porph. De antro Nympharum 35; Hesych. s. v. T.; in Theocr. 11,26 not mentioned by name).

[German version]

[2] Daughter of Poseidon

Daughter of Poseidon, according to a version of the myth mother by Apollo of the singer Linus (Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi 46).

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Ambühl, Annemarie (Groningen), “Thoosa”, 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 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1211630>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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