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(Τρυγών/Trygṓn, 'turtle-dove'). Nurse of Asclepius. According to Paus. 8,25,11 her grave was at his sanctuary in Thelphusa in Arcadia. According to Arcadian legends Antolaus, son of Arcas, handed the exposed Asclepius over to T. The name suggests that Asclepius was fed by a dove; according to other versions of the legend Asclepius is suckled by a goat and guarded by a dog.


U. von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf, Isyllos von Epidauros, in: PhU 9, 1886, 87.

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Goldhahn, Tobias, “Trygon”, 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 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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