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Nicodamas

(40 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Νικοδάμας/ Nikodámas). A pygmy, husband of Oenoe [1] who refused to worship Artemis and Hera and as a punishment was turned into a crane (Antoninus Liberalis 16). She was also called Gerana (Ath. 9,393e). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Phaeax

(301 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg)
(Φαίαξ; Phaíax). [German version] [1] Ancestor of the Phaeaces Mythical ancestor of the Phaeaces, father of Alcinous [1] and Locrus [3] (Diod. Sic. 4,72,2; differenly: Hom. Od. 7,54ff.; Nausithous [1]). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Mythical naval officer of Theseus Mythical naval officer of Theseus, together with Nausithous [3] (Plut. Theseus 17). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography Deubner, 225. [German version] [3] Athenian politician, 5th cent. BC Athenian, son of Eresistratus, Acharnian (Aeschin. 3,138; ostraka [3. 78 no. 152]); from a prominent fa…

Nyctimene

(41 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Νυκτιμένη/ Nyktiménē). Daughter of Epopeus, the mythological king of Lesbos; after seducing her father (or being raped by her father) she is transformed into an owl by Athena (Ov. Met. 2,590ff.; Hyg. Fab. 204; 253). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Menestratus

(320 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Μενέστρατος; Menéstratos). [German version] [1] A son of Niobe One of the sons of Niobe (Hellanicus FGrH 4 F 21 with commentary by Jacoby). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Sacrifices himself for his lover Cleostratus M. of Thespiae, who sacrifices himself for his lover Cleostratus, by volunteering to take his place and be thrown to the dragon that on Zeus's instructions is fed a young man each year. Barbs on his armour kill the monster (Paus. 2,26,7f.) Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Athenian, denounced in 415 BC Athenian, one of 18 denounced by Teucer in connexio…

Oeleus

(84 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (ᾨλεύς/ Ōileús). Mythological king of Locris [1], son of Hodoedocus and Agrianome or Laonome, the daughter of Perseon; also son of Apollo (Hyg. Fab. 161); son of Eriopis, father, by her, of 'Little' Ajax [2], also father of Medon (illegitimate, by Rhene). He was one of the Argonauts (Hom. Il. 2,726-728; 13,694-696, Apoll. Rhod. 1,74-76; Hes. Cat. 82). For the original form of the name (ιλεύς) and its meaning see [1]. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 W.A. Oldfather, s.v. O., RE 17, 2175-2187.

Phlegyas

(116 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Φλεγύας; Phlegýas). Eponym of the Phlegyans, a mythical people in Thessalia (Hom. Il. 13,302), also localized in Boeotia, Phocis or Epidaurus (Erythraean Paean [1. 372-374]). Son of Ares and Dotis, father of Ixion (Eur. TrGF fr. 424) and Coronis [1], mother of Asclepius (H. Hom. 16; Pind. Pyth. 3,8-11; Isyllos IG IV2 1, 128,37-56 = Paean 40 E Käppel [1. 382]). The Phlegyans were a people of brigands (H. Hom. 3,278), and P. himself set fire to the temple of Apollo in Delphi, thus becoming one of the penitents in the Underworld (…

Makaron Nesoi

(326 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(αἱ τῶν μακάρων νῆσοι; hai tôn makárōn nêsoi, Lat. insulae fortunatae, ‘Islands of the blessed'). [German version] [1] Mythical country Since Hes. Op. 167-173, the mythical country to which heroes are transported - instead of to dark, mouldy Hades like ‘normal people’ - when their lives on earth are over. The concept of the makaron nesoi (MN) is closely linked with the idea of Elysium (Hom. Od. 4,561ff.) as the place were the blessed reside after death (cf. Pind. Ol. 2,68-80; Hdt. 3,26; Aristoph. Vesp. 640; Eur. Hel. 1677; Aristot. Protrepticus fr. …

Isyllus

(277 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Ἴσυλλος; Ísyllos) from Epidaurus, son of Socrates. Around 300 BC, poet of a consecutive series of poems (in trochaic tetrametres, dactylic hexametres, ionics, elegiac distichs), extant as inscriptions, for the cult of  Asclepius of  Epidaurus (IG IV 12 128 = [1. 380-383]). In these, I. creates on the one hand a specific Epidaurian mythology of Asclepius, which relocates the roots of the god to the healing sanctuary that had been of increasing importance since the 5th cent. BC. The traditional myth, on the other hand…

Molus

(71 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Μόλος/ Mólos). Mythical Cretan, son or brother of Deucalion, uncle or brother of Adomenes, father of Meriones (Hom. Il. 10,269; Apollod. 3,17; Diod. Sic. 5,79). There is a report about a Cretan festival in Plut. De def. or. 14, in which a headless doll called M. makes an appearance: this doll symbolises M.'s beheading as a punishment for ravishing a nymph. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography Nilsson, Feste, 440, 468f.

Phobos

(122 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Φόβος/ Phóbos, Latin Pavor ). Personification of terror, esp. terror in war (cf. Aesch. Sept. 45); therefore, along with his brother Deimos, son of Ares and Aphrodite (Hes. Sc. 195f., 463f.). The brothers are found in Homer in connection with their father's chariot (Hom. Il. 4,440f.; 13,299f.; 15,119f.); they appear on the shield of Agamemnon together with Gorgo [1] (Hom. Il. 11,36f.), P. alone appears on the aegis of Athena (Hom. Il. 5,739) and of Heracles [1] (He…

Nasamon

(40 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Νασάμων; Nasámōn). Son of Amphithemis (Garamas according to Apoll. Rhod. 4,1492) and the nymph Tritonis, great-grandson of Minos. N. was the progenitor and eponym of the Nasamones in Libya (schol. Apoll. Rhod. 4,1322). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Telephus

(789 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich)
(Τήλεφος /Tḗlephos). [German version] [1] Son of Heracles and Auge Son of Heracles [1] and Auge [2] (Hes. fr. 165,8-10 M./W.). There are two legendary versions of his youth. According to one version (probably in essence epic, but also assumed by Euripides [1] in his T.), Auge of Tegea, a priestess of Athena, was made pregnant by Heracles [1], gave birth to T. and hid him in the sanctuary. When, as a consequence of this, the goddess imposed a famine and the child was discovered, Auge's father Aleus [1] had the child exposed (Exposure, myths…

Ochimus

(55 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Ὄχιμος/ Ochimos). Mythological king of Rhodes, the oldest of the Heliadae. His brother Cercaphus married Cydippe [3], the daughter of O., although she was betrothed to another man, and the couple had to flee; following their return Cercaphus became O.'s successor (Hellanicus FGrH 140 F 37; Diod. Sic. 5,56f.). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Neaera

(250 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Engels, Johannes (Cologne)
(Νέαιρα; Néaira). [German version] [1] Helios' mistress Helios' mistress, mother of the cowherds tending their father's herd on Thrinacie (Hom. Od. 12,133). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Strymon's mistress Strymon's mistress and mother of Euadne, who was spouse of Argos [I 1] (Apollod. 2,3). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Daughter of Pereus Daughter of Pereus, spouse of Aleus [1], mother of Auge [2] (Apollod. 3,102). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [4] Spouse of Aetas Spouse of Aetas (alsoIdyia; schol. Apoll. Rhod. 3,240). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) …

Ouroboros

(189 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Οὐροβόρος; Ourobóros). Snake biting its own tail, frequently used as a symbol by ancient alchemists but also appearing frequently in Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri (PGM 7, col. 17; cf. PGM 1,145f.; 12,203f.; 12,274f.; 36,184). It represents the unity of all forces and processes in the cosmos. By investigating a single matter accurately one understands everything: the macrocosm is reflected in the microcosm. The formula that explains the symbol is evidently meant to express the pri…

Typhoeus, Typhon

(499 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Τυφωεύς/ Typhōeús, Τυφῶν/ Typhôn; also Τυφάων/ Typháōn, Τυφώς/ Typhṓs). Gigantic mythical monster, according to Hesiod the offspring of Tartaros and Gaia, with a hundred dragons' heads (spitting fire) and serpents' feet (for pictorial representations, see [1]), set up by Gaia as a rival ruler to Zeus after the fall of the Titans but defeated by him and cast into the underworld. From then on, he causes storms and volcanic eruptions (Hes. Theog. 820-880). His union with Echidna produces more monster progeny: Orthus, Cerberus, Hydra [1], Chimaera and others ( ibid. 306-…

Oenoe

(872 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum)
(Οἰνόη/ Oinóē). [German version] [1] Arcadian nymph, mother of Pan Arcadian nymph, mother of Pan (schol. Eur. Rhes. 36), nurse of Zeus (Paus. 8,47,3). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Wife of Nicodamas Wife of Nicodamas, mother of Mopsus, transformed into a crane as punishment for arrogance (Antoninus Liberalis 16, see also Gerana). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Eponymous lady of the Attic deme of O. [5] Eponymous lady of the Attic deme of O. [5], sister of Epochus (Paus. 1,33,8). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [4] Attic paralia deme of the phyle of Hippothontis At…

Menesthius

(84 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Μενέσθιος; Menésthios). [German version] [1] Boeotian at Troy Son of Areithous and Philomedusa, from Ame in Boeotia, killed in Paris in the Trojan War (Hom. Il. 7,9; Tzetz. ad Hom. Il. 132). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Myrmidonian, a general of Achilles Myrmidonian, one of Achilles's generals in the Trojan War, son of Polydora and the river god Spercheus or the giant Pelor (Hom. Il. 16,173; Str. 9,433; Apollod. 3,168 with various genealogical and matrimonial variations for Polydora). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Macaria

(197 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
(Μακαρία; Makaría). [German version] [1] Daughter of Heracles and Deianira Daughter of Heracles and Deianira; sacrifices herself voluntarily in the war of the Athenians and the Heraclidae against Eurystheus to secure victory ( Human sacrifices): first referred to in this way in Eur. Heracl., but without mentioning her name; possibly already in Aeschylus or in Athenian local myth [1. XVI, XXXI-XXXIII, 111f.] Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 J. Wilkins (ed.), Euripides, Heraclidae, 1993 (introduction and commentary). [German version] [2] Spring in Tricorythus Spring in Tricor…

Tynnichus

(63 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Τύννιχος; Týnnichos) from Chalcis (Euboea). Choral lyricist of the 7th cent. BC (?), composer of a paean often sung in Delphi (Plat. Ion 534d), which, according to an anecdote, even Aeschylus placed above everything he could have written himself (Porph. De abstinentia animalium 2,18 p. 148 Nauck). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography L. Käppel, Paian, 1992, 359  I. Rutherford, Pindar's Paeans, 2001, 28.

Folk-tales

(3,118 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Röllig, Wolfgang (Tübingen) | Haas, Volkert (Berlin) | Schönbeck, Hans-Peter (Halle/Saale)
[German version] I. Term and genre In antiquity the folk-tale as a well-defined literary genre with unequivocally established terminology was not known. However, since oral narratives, partly put down in writing, that according to the modern meaning of the term can undoubtedly be designated as folk-tales, existed in all ages and all cultures, the issue of the folk-tale becomes a meaningful and inevitable subject also with regard to antiquity. The German word ‘Märchen’ is derived from OHG māri, MHG diu/daz maere = ‘report’, ‘message’, i.e. ‘narrative’, still entirely in the …

Polyxo

(198 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Πολυξώ/ Polyxṓ). [German version] [1] One of the Hyades One of the Hyades. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Mother of Antiope Wife of Nycteus, mother of Antiope [1]. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Wife of Tlepolemus Wife of Tlepolemus. After he fell in the Trojan War, she holds funeral games for him in Rhodes where she had fled with him from Argos. When her friend Helena [1] flees to her, she has her - as the guilty party in the war in which her husband died - hanged on a tree by female servants dressed as Erinyes…

Perilaus

(201 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Περίλαος/ Perílaos, Περίλεως/ Períleōs). [German version] [1] Son of Icarius and Periboea Son of Icarius [2] and Periboea [1], brother of Penelope (Apollod. 3,126). According to Peloponnesian legend, P. appeared before the Areopagus as the prosecutor of Orestes [1], rather than Tyndareos, who was already dead (Paus. 8,34,2). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Argive Argive; a statue depicting him in combat with the Spartan Othryades was displayed in the theatre at Argos (Hdt. 1,82; Paus. 2,20,7). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Greek worker in bronze, 6th cent. BC (al…

Nannacus

(67 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Νάννακος/ Nánnakos, according to Steph. Byz. Ἀννακός/ Annakós). Mythological king of Phrygia who supposedly lived to be over 300 years old. He predicted the flood of Deucalion and prayed with his people to be spared. Numerous proverbs relating to his great age and his tearful pleading are associated with him (Zenob. 6,10; Macarius Chrysocephalus 2,23; 8,4; Apostolius 15,100; cf. already Herondas 3,10). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Pherecydes

(735 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Φερεκύδης; Pherekýdēs). [German version] [1] P. of Syrus Mythographer and cosmologist, 6th cent. BC Greek mythographer and cosmologist, 6th cent. BC; according to an older tradition, he was a contemporary of Alyattes ( c. 605-560 BC; Pherecydes 7 A 2 DK; Acusilaus 9 A 1 DK), whilst according to another tradition, the acme of his career as a writer was in the 59th Olympiad (544-541 BC, so he would have been a contemporary of Cyrus [2]; Diog. Laert. 1,118 and 121; cf. Pherecydes 7 A 1 DK). According to Diog. Laert. 1,116, his book was still extant in the 3rd cent. AD; its title was probably Heptámych…

Melampus

(468 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale)
[German version] [1] Mythical seer (Μελάμπους/ Melámpous). Mythical seer. Son of Amythaon, brother of Bias [1], husband of Iphianassa [1], father of Mantius, grandfather of Amphiaraus, born in Pylus. As a child he received the gift of interpreting bird songs when snakes licked his ears. Apollo granted him other prophetic gifts. He was considered a seer, a miracle healer and an expiatory priest, and also the founder of the cult of Dionysus in Greece (Hdt. 2,48f.). When his brother Bias wooed Pero, M. a…

Phegeus

(304 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
(Φηγεύς; Phēgeús). [German version] [1] Son of Alpheius Son of Alpheius [2] (Hyg. Fab. 244), brother of Phoroneus; mythological king of Phegea in Arcadia, which was later called Psophis (Steph. Byz. s.v. Φηγεία; Paus. 8,24,2). He expiated the sin of Alcmaeon [1], who had killed his own mother, and married him to his daughter Alphesiboea (different name: Arsinoe [I 3]). However, Alcmaeon had to move on and then married Achelous' [2] daughter Callirhoe [2], for whom Alcmaeon deceitfully robbed P. of Harmo…

Trophonius

(575 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Τροφώνιος/ Trophṓnios, or Τρεφώνιος/ Trephṓnios). Hero of the Boeotian Lebadia, stepson or brother of Agamedes (Paus. 9,37,5; schol. Aristoph. Nub. 508). The following are mentioned as parents: Apollo and Epicaste (Paus. loc. cit.; schol. Aristoph. loc .cit.), Zeus and Iocaste (schol. Aristoph. loc. cit.), Valens/Ischys and Coronis [1] (Cic. Nat. D. 3,56), Erigonus (Hom. h. 3,296 f.; Paus. 9,37,4 f., etc.). Children: Alcander [1] and Hercyra. In the myth, T. and Agamedes are the famous builders of Delphi's first temple of Apollo  (Hom. h. 3,2…

Phemonoe

(59 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Φημονόη/ Phēmonóē). Daughter of Apollo; she was his first seer (Pythia) in Delphi and invented the hexameter verse; the maxim 'know yourself'(γνῶθι σεαυτόν/ gnôthi seautón) is supposed to have come from her (Paus. 10,5,4; 10,6,3; 10,12,5; Str. 9,3,5). Her name is also widely used to mean a prophetess (Luc. 5,126. 185; Stat. Silv. 2,2,39). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Mantius

(46 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Μάντιος; Mántios). Son of the seer Melampus, brother of Antiphates, father of Cleitus [1] and of the seer Polypheides (Hom. Od. 15,242ff.), according to Paus. 6,17,6 also of Oïcles (who in Hom. ibid. is his nephew), grandfather of Theoclymenus. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Paradeisos

(418 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Galter, Hannes D. (Graz)
[German version] As repeatedly mentioned in royal epithets and authentications of power, it was one of the paramount tasks of Assyrian kings to secure fertility and prosperity in the country. The palace gardens of Assyrian residences, in which from the 11th century BC onward foreign types of trees and shrubs were cultivated and animals of conquered regions were kept, and which certainly owed their origin to an interest in horticulture and exotica, can also be understood - in addition to their func…

Oenone

(198 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Οἰνώνη; Oinṓnē). [German version] [1] Poetic term for the island of Aegina Poetic term for the island of Aegina (Pind. N. 4,46; 5,16; 8,7; Pind. I. 5,34; cf. Ov. Met. 7,474). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Nymph from the Troad Nymph from the Troad, daughter of the river god Cebren, sister of Asterope (Apollod. 3,154f.; according to Tzetz. on Lycophr. 57 daughter of Oeneus), mother of Corythus (Parthenius 34; Ov. Met. 7,361). Paris, exposed in the Idaean mountains, becomes her lover and spends his first love with her, but the…

Mnemon

(81 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Μνήμων; Mnḗmōn). [German version] [1] Slave of Achilles Slave of Achilles [1] whose sole responsibility it was to warn his master not to kill any of Apollo's offspring as he was predestined to die soon thereafter. He forgets to issue the warning when Achilles is fighting Cycnus [2] and Tennes and is consequently put to death (Lycoph. 240-242 with schol. ad loc.; Plut. Quaest. Graec. 28). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] see Artaxerxes [2] II see Artaxerxes [2] II

Nicostratus

(1,042 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Baltes, Matthias (Münster) | Et al.
(Νικόστρατος; Nikóstratos). [German version] [1] Son of Menelaus [1] and Helen Son of Menelaus [1] and Helen [1]. According to  Hom. Il. 3,175 and Hom. Od. 4,12, Menelaus and Helen had only a daughter (Hermione, cf. Eur. Andr. 898; Lycoph. 851), but in another tradition they also had a son (Hes. Fr. 175,2 M.-W.; Soph. El. 539). Later authors tried to resolve this discrepancy by making N. the son of a slave (Paus. 2,18,6). In Amyclae, N. and Megapenthes [2] were portrayed on horseback, as a counterpart to t…

Molos

(63 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Μόλος). Myth. Kreter, Sohn oder Bruder des Deukalion, Onkel oder Bruder des Adomenes, Vater des Meriones (Hom. Il. 10,269; Apollod. 3,17; Diod. 5,79). Bei Plut. de def. or. 14 wird von einem kretischen Fest berichtet, bei dem eine kopflose Puppe namens M. vorkam: Diese symbolisiere seine Enthauptung als Strafe für eine Vergewaltigung. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography Nilsson, Feste, 440, 468f.

Nauplios

(223 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Ναύπλιος). [English version] [1] Gründungsheros von Nauplia Sohn des Poseidon und der Amymone, gründet von seiner Geburtsstadt Argos aus die Stadt Nauplia (Paus. 2,38,2; 4,35,2) jenseits des argolischen Golfes. Er ist ein berühmter Seemann und stellt den Prototyp des Händlerkapitäns dar, der mit Sklaven handelt. Als Herakles Auge [2] verführt, bittet ihr Vater Aleos [1] von Tegea, N. möge Auge ertränken oder verkaufen. Er verkauft sie an Teuthras. Später bittet ihn der kretische König Katreus, seine T…

Perseus

(1,572 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München)
(Περσεύς). [1] Sohn der Danae und des Zeus, argiv. Heros [English version] I. Mythologie Sohn der Danaë und des Zeus, der sie in Form eines Goldregens schwängert; Enkel des Akrisios, des Königs von Argos, und der Eurydike. Aufgrund eines Orakels, daß der Sohn seiner Tochter ihn töten werde, setzt Akrisios Danaë und P. in einem Kästchen auf dem Meer aus. In Seriphos angespült, werden Mutter und Sohn von Diktys [1] gefunden und aufgenommen. Als Polydektes, der Bruder des Diktys und König von Seriphos, Danaë geg…

Menoites

(47 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Μενοίτης). Myth. Hirte des Hades, der auf der Insel Erytheia am Eingang zur Unterwelt dessen Herden hütet. M. meldet dem benachbarten Hirten Geryoneus den Raub eines seiner Rinder durch Herakles und wird im Ringkampf von Herakles getötet (Apollod. 2,108; 125). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Athenaios

(2,265 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Baatz, Dietwulf (Bad Homburg) | Et al.
(Ἀθηναῖος). [English version] [1] Lakedaimonier, 423 v. Chr. am Waffenstillstand mit Athen beteiligt Lakedaimonier, Sohn des Perikleidas, war 423 v.Chr. am Waffenstillstand mit Athen beteiligt (Thuk. 4,119), den er wenig später zusammen mit dem Athener Aristonymos dem Brasidas offiziell verkündete (Thuk. 4,122). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Sohn Attalos' I. von Pergamon, Mitglied des Kronrates A. war als jüngster Sohn Attalos' I. von Pergamon Mitglied des “Kronrates”; auch als Agonothet ist er nachgewiesen (Alt. Perg. 8,3,3; OGIS 3…

Oileus

(77 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (ᾨλεύς). Myth. König von Lokris (Lokroi [1]), Sohn des Hodoidokos und der Agrianome oder Laonome, der Tochter des Perseon; auch Sohn des Apollon (Hyg. fab. 161); Gatte der Eriopis, von ihr Vater des “kleinen” Aias [2], auch Vater des Medon (unehelich, von Rhene), Argonaut (Hom. Il. 2,726-728; 13,694-696, Apoll. Rhod. 1,74-76; Hes. cat. 82). Zur urspr. Namensform (ιλεύς) und ihrer Bed. s. [1]. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 W.A. Oldfather, s.v. O., RE 17, 2175-2187.

Häresie

(733 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Schönig, Hanne (Halle/Saale)
[English version] I. Christlich Begriff zur ausgrenzenden Bezeichnung einer unerwünschten, von der Orthodoxie abweichenden religiösen Lehrmeinung. Der griech. Terminus haíresis (αἵρεσις, lat. haeresis [5]) ist im vor- und nicht-christl. Kontext noch ausnahmslos wertneutral verwendet: Aus der Grundbed. “Nehmen”, “Wählen” kommt es zur Bed. “rel. oder philos. Schulmeinung”, “Schulrichtung” sowie schließlich “Angehörige einer Schulrichtung”, “Partei(ung)”, “Sekte”, vgl. z.B. die Titel bei Lukian, Hermótimos ḗ perí hairéseōn; Antipater von Tarsos, Katá tṓn hairéseōn; V…

Plexippos

(55 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Πλήξιππος). Sohn des Thestios, Bruder der Althaia; Teilnehmer an der Kalydonischen Jagd; P. wird von seinem Neffen Meleagros [1] erschlagen, weil er der Atalante das Fell des kalydonischen Ebers rauben wollte, das dieser ihr geschenkt hatte (Apollod. 1,62; Ov. met. 8,305; 434; 440; Hyg. fab. 173; 174; 244). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Paradeisos

(361 words)

Author(s): Galter, Hannes D. (Graz) | Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] Eine der vorrangigsten Aufgaben der assyrischen Könige war die Sicherung von Fruchtbarkeit und Wohlstand im Land. Sie wird immer wieder in königlichen Epitheta und Herrschaftslegitimationen angesprochen. Die Palastgärten assyr. Residenzen, in denen seit dem 11. Jh.v.Chr. fremdartige Baum- und Straucharten angepflanzt, aber auch Tiere eroberter Gebiete gehalten wurden und die ihren Ursprung ganz sicher einem Interesse an Hortikultur und Exotik verdanken, können - neben ihrer Funkt…

Ocyr(r)hoe

(141 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Ὠκυρ(ρ)όη; Ōkyr(r)hóē). [German version] [1] Daughter of Oceanus Daughter of Oceanus (Hes. Theog. 360). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Playmate of Persephone Playmate of  Persephone (Hom. H. 5,420). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Samian nymph Samian nymph, daughter of the river god Imbrasus and of Chesias; loved by Apollo, who pursues her and turns the ship onto which she escapes into a rock and its helmsman Pompilus into the fish of that name (Hellenistic erotic story, Apoll. Rhod. in Athen. 7,283d-e; (Ps.-)Ov. Halieutica 101). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) …

Nanas, Nanus

(113 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Νάνας/ Nánas, Νάνος/ Nános). [German version] [1] Mythical leader of the Pelasgians Mythical leader of the Pelasgians at the time of their emigration to Italia (Hellanicus FGrH 323a F 4; Hdt. 1,57). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Epithet of Odysseus There was a prophecy that Odysseus as N. would conclude a brotherhood in arms with Aeneas [1] in Italia (Lykophr. 1242ff.; cf. Dion. Hal. Ant. 1,72,2; 12,16). On Odysseus's Italian journey cf. Hom. Od. 11,119ff.; Hes. Theog. 1105 with comm. West. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] King of the Segobrigii Mythical king of the…

Menoetes

(54 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Μενοίτης; Menoítēs). The mythical herdsman of Hades, who watches his herds on the island Erythea near the entrance of the Underworld. He reports Hercules's theft of one of his cattle to the neighbouring herdsman Geryoneus, but is killed by Hercules in a wrestling match (Apollod. 2,108; 125). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Polydectes

(110 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Πολυδέκτης/ Polydéktēs). [German version] [1] Mythical colonist and king of Seriphus Son of Magnes [2], mythical colonist and king of Seriphus, brother of Dictys [1]. He wanted to force Danae, who had been stranded in a box with her son Perseus, into marriage, but Perseus turned him to stone with the head of Medusa (Gorgo [1]), which he had brought from the Hyperborei, and made Dictys king (Pind. P. 12; Apollod. 2,24-46). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Epithet of Hades Poetic epithet of the god of the underworld (the 'receiver of many', the 'hospitable'; Hades, Pl…

Opora

(130 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Ὀπώρα/ Opṓra). Goddess of rich harvests, especially of the wine harvest and its season. She, together with Theoria ('festive delegation'), accompanies Eirene [1] ('peace') in Aristoph. Pax 523, 706ff. The Attic comic writers Alexis (PCG II fr. 169f.) and Amphis (PCG II fr. 47) both wrote a work called O.: Sirius the star comes to earth and falls in love with O. When he is unable to win her, his amorous passion becomes so great that the people turn to the gods for help. The north wind Boreas orders his sons to obtain O. for Sir…

Plexippus

(57 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Πλήξιππος/ Plḗxippos). Son of Thestius, brother of Althaea; participant in the Calydonian Hunt; P. is killed by his nephew  Meleager [1], because he intended to steal from  Atalante the pelt of the Calydonian boar, which Meleager had given her (Apollod. 1,62; Ov. Met. 8,305; 434; 440; Hyg. Fab. 173; 174; 244). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Periphas

(113 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Περίφας; Períphas). [German version] [1] Hero at Troy, killed by Ares Mythical hero at Troy, from Aetolia, killed by Ares (Hom. Il. 5,842. 847). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Hero at Troy, comrade of Neoptolemus Mythical hero at Troy, comrade of Neoptolemus [1] (Verg. Aen. 2,476). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Trojan Trojan, herald of Anchises, in whose shape Apollo roused Aeneas [1] to battle (Hom. Il. 17,323). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [4] Archaic Attic king before even Cecrops Mythical archaic king of Attica, before even Cecrops; venerate…

Xenocritus

(409 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ξενόκριτος/ Xenókritos). [German version] [1] Choral lyricist of the 7th cent. BC Choral lyricist of the 7th cent. BC from Locri (in lower Italy). In the generation after Terpander he, Thaletas and Xenodamus took part in various musical reforms in Sparta (Plut. De musica 9,1134b-c). Like the other two he was a composer of paeans (Plut. loc.cit.), which were also classed as dithyrambs (Dithyrambos) in Antiquity because of their mythical and heroic subject matter (Plut. De musica 10,1134e; [1. 41], cf. [2. …

Mynes

(84 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Μύνης; Mýnēs). [German version] [1] Ruler of a city in the Troad Mythological ruler of a city in the Troad, during the destruction of which the husband of Briseis was killed by  Achilles (Hom. Il. 19,296). He is probably identical with the son of Euenus, the brother of Epistrophus (Hom. Il. 2,692). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Progenitor of the Attic dynasty Mythological progenitor of the Attic dynasty, father of Pedias, the wife of king Cranaus (Apollod. 3,186). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Xenodamus

(107 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Ξενόδαμος; Xenódamos). 7th century BC Greek choral lyric poet from Cythera. In the generation after Terpander, together with Thaletas and Xenocritus [1] of Locri he took part in various musical reforms in Sparta (Plut. De musica 9,1134b-c). Like the other two he was a composer of paeans (Plut. ibid.), which in Antiquity were also classified as Hyporchḗmata (Plut. loc.cit.; [1. 82],  cf. [2. 15-17; 3. 99-100; 4. 335]). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 L. Käppel, Paian, 1992 2 Id., Bakchylides und das System der chorlyrischen Gattungen im 5. Jh. v. Chr., in: A.…

Onocentaur

(128 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (masc.) or onocentaura (fem.) (Ὀνοκένταυρος/ Onokéntauros, Ὀνοκένταυρα/ Onokéntaura). Mythological monster. The word is first found in the LXX, in which the name O. is used for the Hebrew word for 'jackal' (Is 13:22; 34:14). The Biblical explanation appears to consider the O. to be a demon (Theodoretus of Cyrus, Commentary on Is 13:22). In Greek and Latin non-Christian literature it is first found in Ael. NH 17,9: there its face is human, as are its body from the chest to the loins and i…

Priolas

(48 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Πριόλας; Priólas). Local hero of Priola near Heraclea [7], brother of Bormus and Mariandynus (Poll. 4,55). Killed in battle; Heracles [1] takes part in his funeral games; every year ritual threnodies are held in his honour (Apoll. Rhod. 2,780-785 with schol.). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Oenomaus

(641 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile (Antony)
(Οἰνόμαος/ Oinómaos). [German version] [1] King of Pisa Mythological king of Pisa in the region of Elis, son of Ares and Asterope, father of Hippodamia [1] and Leucippus [2]. He forced his daughter's suitors to undergo a test by taking part in a chariot race. He used to kill the defeated suitors, until Pelops defeated O. with the help of his crafty charioteer Myrtilus [1], who replaced the linchpins holding the wheels on O.'s chariot with ones made of wax. Pelops won the race and the hand of Hippodamia,…

Periclymenus

(108 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Περικλύμενος/ Periklýmenos, Latin Periclymenus). [German version] [1] Epithet of Pluto Epithet of Pluto (Hesych. s.v. Π.). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Son of Poseidon Son of Poseidon. In the war of the Seven against Thebes he kills Parthenopaeus (Eur. Phoen. 1156ff.; Apollod. 3,75). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Son of Neleus and Chloris Son of Neleus [1] and Chloris [4] (Hom. Od. 11,281ff.). Took part in the campaign of the Argonautai (Apoll. Rhod. 1,56ff.). Despite his ability to change form he was killed by  Heracles [1] …

Ariphron

(112 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] From Sicyon, choral lyricist (performance in Athens: 406/398 BC: IG II2 3092). Writer of a  paean to  Hygiea, famous up to the imperial period in many places. The poem, written in dactylo-epitrites pleaded for assistance from ‘Health’, personified as a deity (not yet genealogically connected with Apollo/Asclepius). It certainly belongs in the context of the Asclepius cult of Epidaurus and Athens [3]. Erroneously associated with  Licymnius [1; 2] by some researchers.  Choral lyrics Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 K. Keyßner, PhW 53, 1933, 1289-1296 2 U. v. Wi…

Pythagoras

(2,937 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Cobet, Justus (Essen) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Johannsen, Nina (Kiel) | Et al.
(Πυθαγόρας/ Pythagóras). [German version] [1] Fictitious Spartan and adviser to Numa Pompilius Fictitious person, supposedly from Sparta, victor at the Olympic Games in 716 BC, emigrated to Italy where he became an adviser to king Numa Pompilius. It seems this person was constructed to establish a connection between P. [2] and Roman religion (Plut. Numa 1,2-3). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography F. Ollier, Pythagore de Sparta, REG 59/60, 1946/7, 139-149. [German version] [2] Philosopher, c. 600 BC Natural philosopher and charismatic teacher from the 6th and early 5th cent…

Polypoetes

(129 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Πολυποίτης/ Polypoítēs). [German version] [1] Participant in the Trojan War Son of Peirithous and Hippodamia [2], takes part in the Trojan War with 40 ships, mostly mentioned together with Leonteus [1] (Hom. Il. 2,740 ff.; 12,182 ff.; 23,836 ff.; cf. Apollod. 3,130; Apollod. epit. 3,14). According to Quint. Smyrn. 12,318, he was one of the heroes inside the Trojan Horse. After the war, he goes to Colophon with Calchas (Apollod. epit. 6,2) and founds Aspendus (Eust. ad Hom. Il. 2,740). He was depicted together with Acamas in Polygnotus' [1] painting in the léschē

Phoenix

(1,747 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Nünlist, René (Basle) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg) | Et al.
(Φοῖνιξ/ Phoînix, Latin Phoenix). Persons P. [1-4], the mythical P. bird [5], the date palm P. [6], geographical locations P. [7-9]. [German version] [1] Mythical king of Sidon or Tyrus Mythical king of Sidon or Tyrus, son of Agenor [1] and Telephassa (Apollod. 3,2-4), brother of Europe [2],  Cadmus [1] and Cilix, according to others also their father (Hom. Il. 14, 321); other children: Phineus (Apoll. Rhod. 2, 178), Carne (Antoninus Liberalis 40). Eponym of the Phoenicians and the Poeni ( Poeni; cf. Phoenicians, Poeni). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Son of Amyntor Son of Amyn…

Lydus

(899 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Mommsen, Heide (Stuttgart) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
(Λυδός; Lydós). [German version] [1] Mythological king of Lydia Mythological king of Lydia, son of Atys [1], brother of Tyrsenus ( Tyrrhenus). Eponym of the Lydian people ( Lydia) (formerly Maeon: Hom. Il. 2,864): Hdt. 1,94; Str. 5,219; Tac. Ann. 4,55. According to Hdt. 1,171 L., Mysus and Car were brothers, which expresses the tribal kinship of the Lydians, Carians and Mysians ( Carian, Mysia). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Attic black-figured vase painter (ὁ Λυδός/ ho Lydós, ‘the Lydian’). Attic black-figured vase painter, before 560-540/530 BC; a bit older t…

Prosymnus

(168 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Πρόσυμνος/ Prós(h)ymnos; Prosumnus in Arnob. 5,28, wrongly Pól(h)ymnos in Paus. 2,37,5). Deity in the retinue of Dionysus. P. showed the god the entrance to the underworld at Lerna, when Dionysus wished to bring his mother Semele back from Hades (Paus. ibid.). The broader myth places P. in a homoerotic relationship with Dionysus: in Clem. Al. Protreptikos 2,34 (cf. Arnob. 5,28), P. promises to reveal the way if the god acquiesces to carnal pleasures. The latter agrees to do so on his re…

Philodamus

(244 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Φιλόδαμος; Philódamos). Choral lyricist from Scarpheia. He wrote a paean to Dionysus, recorded on an inscription, and performed in 340/339 BC at the theoxenia (sacred meal) in Delphi. In return, he and his family received a wealth of privileges in Delphi, where the poem appears to have played an important role in the new definition of Dionysus as a 'second Apollo'. By progressive stages the portrayal of Dionysus resembles the traditional picture of Apollo: the story of his birth m…

Nymphs

(305 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (νύμφαι/ nýmphai, lat. nymphae). Female nature daimones in human form. Νύμφη ( nýmphē) means ‘young woman’ or ‘bride’ (cf. lat. nubere: ‘to marry’), hence a ‘young woman of marriageable age’. In Homer the term is frequently used for human women (Hom. Il. 3,130; 9,536; Hom. Od. 5 passim), but the concept of nymphs as nature deities already exists as well (Hom. Il. 6,420; 20,8; 24,616 etc.). Nymphs are active wherever there is life in nature. Despite their divinity they are not immortal. They usually appear as groups, often a chain of dancers or t…

Merops

(177 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Μέροψ/Mérops). [German version] [1] Mythical king of the Meropians Mythical king of the Meropians on the island of Cos (Q. Smyrn. 8,6,71). From grief and longing for his spouse Echemeia, who had been sent to Hades, he is transformed into an eagle by Hera, and finally catasterized (Hyg. Astr. 2,16). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Father of Eumelus Father of Eumelus [2] (Antoninus Liberalis 15; Agron [1]). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Mythical king of the Ethiopians Mythical king of the Ethiopians, husband of Clymene [1] (Ov. Met. 1,755f.). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) …

Membliarus

(50 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Μεμβλίαρος; Memblíaros, also Βλίαρος; Blíaros). Mythical Phoenician settler, member of the expedition undertaken by Cadmus [1] in search of his sister Europa [2]. He stayed behind on the island of Thera, whence he colonised the nearby island of Anaphe (Hdt. 4,147; Paus. 3,1,7f.). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Teucer

(617 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster)
(Τεῦκρος/ Teûkros, Latin Teucer). [German version] [1] Mythical king in the Troad Oldest mythical king in the Troad, son of Scamander and Idaea [2]; he gave both his daughters, Neso and Bat(i)eia (Arisbe), in marriage to Dardanus [1] (Dardanidae). Bat(i)eia bore Dardanus a son, Erichthonius, who fathered Tros, the father of Ilos [1], who in turn was the father of Laomedon [1]. The latter’s daughter, Hesione [4], bore a son T. [2] to Telamon [1] (Apollod. 3,139f.; Diod. Sic. 4,75). He is considered to be an …

Polybus

(651 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Πόλυβος; Pólybos). [German version] [1] Name of numerous peripheral figures in Greek mythology Name of numerous peripheral figures in Greek mythology, e.g. a Trojan, son of  Antenor [1] (Hom. Il. 11,59), killed by Neoptolemus [1] (Quint. Smyrn. 8,86); an Ithacan, suitor of Penelope, killed by Eumaeus (Hom. Od. 22,243 and 284), also his father (Hom. Od. 1,399); a Phaeacian (Hom. Od. 8,373); a mythical king of Thebes (Hom. Od. 4,126). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Mythical king of Corinth Mythical king of Corinth, husband of Merope [4] or Periboea [4]. They bring …

Orbona

(73 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] Roman goddess. Her name is derived from orbus ('childless') and explained as an evil power that robs parents of their children. To appease her, a sanctuary was dedicated to her near the temple of the Lares (Cic. Nat. D. 3,63; Plin. HN 2,16; Tert. Ad nat. 2,15,2). According to Arnob. 4,7, she was the goddess of parents who have lost their children. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography Latte, 53  Radke, 240f.

Polyphemus

(485 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Πολύφημος/ Polýphēmos, Latin Polyphemus). [German version] [1] Lapith, Argonaut who fought agains the centaurs A Lapith (Lapithae) from Larisa in Thessaly, son of Elatus [2] and Hippea (the daughter of Anthippus), brother of Caeneus. P. fought against the centaurs (Hom. Il. 1,264) and was one of the Argonauts (Apoll. Rhod. 1,40-44). Having stayed behind in Mysia with Heracles [1] in search of Hylas, he founded Cius und fell in battle against the Chalybes (Apoll. Rhod. l.c. und 1,1240 ff.; Apollod. 1,113 und 117). In Euphorion he is the son of Poseidon and lover of Hyl…

Athenaeus

(2,425 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Baatz, Dietwulf (Bad Homburg) | Et al.
(Ἀθηναῖος; Athēnaîos). [German version] [1] Lacedaemonian, contributed in 423 BC to the truce with Athens Lacedaemonian, son of Periclidas, contributed in 423 BC to the truce with Athens (Thuc. 4,119), which he officially announced to  Brasidas a little later together with the Athenian Aristonymus (Thuc. 4,122). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Son of Attalus I of Pergamum, member of the 'Royal Council' A. was, as the youngest son of Attalus I of Pergamum, a member of the ‘Royal Council’; he is also documented as an agonothete (Alt. Perg. 8,3,…

Phronime

(106 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Φρονίμη; Phronímē). Daughter of Etearchus, the mythical king of Oaxus in Crete, and his first wife; mother of Battus [1], the mythical founder of Cyrene. Hdt. 4,154f. tells her story evidently according to a Cyrenian source: on the basis of a slander by his second wife, Etearchus hands his daughter over to the merchant Themison to be drowned. He does throw her into water in accordance with his promise, but pulls her out again. In Thera Polymnestus takes her as a concubine and fathers Battus with her. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography W. Aly, Volksmärchen, Sage und Novel…

Proetus

(468 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Προῖτος/ Proîtos, Lat. Proetus). Mythical king of Argos (Hom. Il. 6,157; Pind. Nem. 10,77), or Tiryns (Apollod. 2,25; Schol. Eur. Or. 965), son of Tersander and father of Maera [1] (Pherecydes FGrH 3 F 170b), more commonly however son of Abas [1] and Aglaea (Schol. Eur. Or. 965; Paus. 2,16,2; Apollod. 2,24 f.). P.' conflict with his twin brother Acrisius originates as early as their time in the womb (Apollod. 2,24 f.) or after P. has seduced Acrisius' daughter Danae (Apollod. 2,34 f…

Podaleirius

(210 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[German version] (Ποδαλείριος; Podaleírios). Son of Asclepius and Epione, brother of Machaon, and like him a heroic or divine physician (Hom. Il. 11,833; cf. ibid. 2,731). He is mentioned among the suitors of Helen [1]  (Apollod. 3,131). In the cyclic epics he heals Philoctetes (Apollod. epit. 4,8; cf. Soph. Phil. 1333), diagnoses the madness of Ajax [1] and is finally cast away in Caria, where he founds Syrnus (Apollod. epit. 6,2; 6,18; Paus. 3,26,10). Apart from that, like Asclepius's other child…

Pallas

(560 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Parker, Robert (Oxford)
[German version] [1] Attic hero (Πάλλας/ Pállas). Attic hero, eponym of Pallene [3], son of Pandion [1], brother of Aegeus, Lycus [8] and Nisus [1]. After Pandion's death, the brothers divided up Attica, with Aegeus as its king. P. and his 50 sons wanted to usurp the rule but were killed by Aegeus' son Theseus (cf. Soph. TrGF 4 F 24; Philochorus FGrH 328 F 107; schol. Lys. 58; schol. Aristoph. Vesp. 1223; Apollod. Epit. 1,11; Apollod. 3,206; the battle and defeat of P. are described in Diod. Sic. 4,60; Apollod. Epit. 1,11; Paus. 1,22,2; 1,28,10; Hyg. Fab. 244; Plut. Theseus 13). Käppel, Lutz (Ki…

Heresy

(780 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Schönig, Hanne (Halle/Saale)
[German version] I. Christian Term used to delineate unwelcome religious teachings divergent from orthodoxy. In Pre-Christian and non-Christian contexts, the Greek term   haíresis (αἵρεσις, Latin haeresis [5]) was still entirely value-free: the basic meaning ‘to take’, ‘to choose’ evolves into ‘religious or philosophical school of thought’, ‘school perspective’, as well as ‘member of a school of thought’, ‘(fragmentation into) parties’, ‘sect’, cf. for example the titles in Lucian, Hermótimos ḕ perì hairéseōn; Antipater of Tarsus, Katà tôn hairéseōn; Varro, Perì hairéseōn (M…

Pontos

(921 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
[English version] [1] griech. Personifikation des Meeres Griech. Personifikation des Meeres (vgl. Okeanos, Uranos), von Ge/Gaia ohne Gatten geboren (Hes. theog. 132); mit ihr zeugt P. Keto, Eurybie, Nereus, Phorkys, Thaumas (ebd. 233-239). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Landschaft an der Südküste des Schwarzen Meeres (ὁ Πόντος, lat. Pontus). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) [English version] I. Lage Landschaft an der Südküste des Schwarzen Meeres (Pontos Euxeinos) zw. Paphlagonia (Westen), Kolchis (Osten) und Kappadokia (Süden), gegliedert in …

Phorkys

(201 words)

Author(s): Ambühl, Annemarie (Basel) | Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Φόρκυς, lat. Phorcus, Phorcys, Phorcyn). [English version] [1] Meergott Meergott, Sohn von Pontos und Gaia, Bruder des Nereus (Hes. theog. 237; in Orph. fr. 16 Sohn von Okeanos und Tethys, in Orph. fr. 114 Titan); mit seiner Schwester Keto zeugt er Ungeheuer (Phorkides) wie die Graien, Gorgonen (Gorgo [1]), Echidna und die Schlange Ladon [1] (Hes. theog. 270-303; 333-336); nach anderen ist er auch Vater der Sirenen (Soph. fr. 861 TrGF), der Hesperiden (schol. Apoll. Rhod. 4,1399d), der Skylla (Apoll. Rh…

Polytechnos

(103 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Πολύτεχνος). Bei Antoninus Liberalis 11 (nach Boios, Ornithogonia) der Gatte der Aëdon und Vater des Itys. Aus Rache für die Schändung ihrer Schwester Chelidonis durch P. tötet Aëdon ihren Sohn Itys und setzt ihn P. zum Essen vor. Am Ende werden alle Beteiligten in Vögel verwandelt, P. in einen Specht [1. 87-89]. Es handelt sich hier wohl um die reinste Form des alten Vogelmärchens, das schließlich mit Tereus, Prokne und Philomele seine kanonische Form gefunden hat (Ov. met. 6,412-674) [2. 115-119]. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 M. Papathemopoulos (ed.), A…

Manto

(143 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Μαντώ). Tochter des Teiresias, aus Theben, wie ihr Vater mit seherischer Begabung versehen, Priesterin des Apollon Ismenios (Eur. Phoen. 834ff.). Als die Epigonoi [2] Theben erobern, wird M. dem Apollon in Delphi geweiht (Apollod. 3,85; Paus. 9,33,2; schol. Apoll. Rhod. 1,308). Diod. 4,66,5f. nennt sie Daphne [2] und bezeichnet sie als vorzügliche Dichterin, von der sogar Homer einige Verse übernommen habe. Später nimmt M. an der Gründung der Kolonie Kolophon [1] in Kleinasien (…

Oinone

(189 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Οἰνώνη). [English version] [1] Poet. Bezeichnung der Insel Aigina Poet. Bezeichnung der Insel Aigina (Pind. N. 4,46; 5,16; 8,7; Pind. I. 5,34; vgl. Ov. met. 7,474). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Nymphe aus der Troas Nymphe aus der Troas, Tochter des Flußgottes Kebren, Schwester der Asterope (Apollod. 3,154f.; nach Tzetz. zu Lykophr. 57 Tochter des Oineus), Mutter des Korythos [4] (Parthenios 34; Ov. met. 7,361): Paris, auf dem Idagebirge ausgesetzt, wird ihr Geliebter, verbringt seine erste Liebe mit ihr, bricht aber …

Makris

(50 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Μάκρις). Tochter des Aristaios [1], Amme des Dionysos auf Euboia. Nach ihrer Vertreibung durch Hera wohnt sie auf Korkyra, das nach ihr auch M. heißt, in einer Grotte, die später Ort der Vermählung von Iason und Medeia ist (Apoll. Rhod. 4,540; 990; 1130ff.). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Naoklos

(24 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Νάοκλος). Sohn des Kodros, führt athenische Auswanderer nach Teos (Paus. 7,3,6). Bei Strab. 14,1,3 heißt er Nauklos. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Isyllos

(240 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Ἴσυλλος) aus Epidauros, Sohn des Sokrates. Um 300 v.Chr. Dichter einer fortlaufenden Folge von inschr. erh. Gedichten (in trochäischen Tetrametern, daktylischen Hexametern, Ionikern, elegischen Distichen) für den Asklepios-Kult von Epidauros (IG IV 12 128 = [1. 380-383]). In ihnen schafft I. einerseits eine spezifisch epidaurische Asklepiosmyth., die die Wurzeln des Gottes an den Ort des seit dem 5. Jh. v.Chr. aufstrebenden Heilheiligtums verlegt: Während der traditionelle Mythos in Thessalien spielt (Koronis,…

Phorkides

(36 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Φορκίδες, auch Φορκυνίδες, Φορκυνάδες). Töchter des Phorkys [1], namentlich die Gorgonen (Gorgo [1]) und die Graien; letztere brachte Aischylos in seinen Phorkídes (TrGF 3 F 261f.) auf die Bühne. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Myrina

(595 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Külzer, Andreas (Wien) | Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster)
(Μύρινα). [English version] [1] Amazone Amazone (Dionysius Chalcidensis FHG 4 F 2), Tochter des Kretheus, Frau des Thoas (schol. Apoll. Rhod. 1,601); Eponymin der gleichnamigen Stadt (M. [3]) auf Lemnos (Hekataios FGrH 1 F 138c). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Tochter des Teukros Tochter des Teukros, Gattin des Dardanos [1], zuerst erwähnt bei Hom. Il. 2,814; ihr Grabhügel wurde vor Troia als Batieia gezeigt (Strab. 12,8,6). Sie wurde in der Ant. für eine Amazone gehalten. Weite Raubzüge nennt Diod. 3,54f. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [3] Stadt im SW von Lemnos Dies…

Makedonios

(542 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Μακεδόνιος). [English version] [1] Dichter eines Paians, um 300 v. Chr.? Dichter eines inschr. (1. Jh.v.Chr.) in Delphi überlieferten Paians an Apollon und Asklepios, Abfassung vielleicht schon um 300 v.Chr. [1; 2], in daktylischem Metrum [3]. Wohl nicht identisch mit M. [2] (so noch [4]). Inhalt und Aufbau des Paians erfolgen in engem Anschluß an den Erythräischen Paian und Isyllos; vgl. Ariphron. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 W. Peek, Att. Versinschr. (Abh. der Sächs. Akad. der Wiss. Leipzig, Philol.-histor. Klasse 69/2), 1980, 45f. (Text) 2 L. Käppel, Paian, 1992, 200…

Phoroneus

(95 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Φορωνεύς). Sohn des Alpheios [2], Urahn des pelasgischen Menschengeschlechts (im Gegensatz zum jüngeren “hellenischen”, dessen Urahn Deukalion ist) und damit quasi “erster Mensch” (Akusilaos FGrH 2 F 23a; Hes. fr. 122 M.-W.; Hellanikos FGrH 4 F 1; Hyg. fab. 143 und 274) [1. 84]. Neben Prometheus Erfinder des Feuers (Paus. 2,19,5), Kulturbringer und Schiedsrichter im Streit Poseidons und Athenas um Argos (Paus. 2,15,5). Von ihm berichtet das Epos Phorōnís (um 600 v.Chr.) [2; 3; 4]. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 Preller/Robert 2 PEG I, 118-121 3 EpGF, 153-…

Pronuba

(34 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] Beiname der Iuno (Verg. Aen. 4,166), der diese als Hochzeitsgöttin ausweist (vgl. Iuno Iuga); Iuno P. wurde bei der Einholung der Auspizien sowie der eigentlichen Vermählung angerufen. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Phoinix

(1,605 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Nünlist, René (Basel) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina)) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg) | Et al.
(Φοῖνιξ, lat. Phoenix). Personen Ph. [1-4], der mythische Vogel Ph. [5], die Dattelpalme Ph. [6], die geogr. Orte Ph. [7-9]. [English version] [1] myth. König von Sidon oder Tyros Myth. König von Sidon oder Tyros, Sohn des Agenor [1] und der Telephassa (Apollod. 3,2-4), Bruder der Europe [2], des Kadmos [1] und der Kilix, nach anderen auch deren Vater (Hom. Il. 14, 321); andere Kinder: Phineus (Apoll. Rhod. 2, 178), Karne (Antoninus Liberalis 40). Eponym der Phoiniker und der Punier ( Poeni; vgl. Phönizier, Punier). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Sohn des Amyntor Sohn des Amyn…

Plutos

(316 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Πλοῦτος). Personifikation des Reichtums, bes. des agrarischen Erntereichtums (vgl. auch Abundantia, Consus, Copia, Ops [3]). Sohn der Demeter und des Iasion (Hes. theog. 969-974), in Kreta gezeugt (Hom. Od. 5,125-128). P. gewährt Wohlstand dem, der ihm begegnet. Seine Erwähnung in Hom. h. ad Cererem 483-489 weist auf seine prominente Rolle in den Mysteria von Eleusis [1]: Nach der Übergabe der Mysterien an die Menschen ziehen sich Demeter und ihre Tochter Kore auf den Olympos zu…

Podarkes

(111 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Ποδάρκης). [English version] [1] Thessalerführer vor Troia Sohn des Iphikles, im Troianischen Krieg nach dem Tod seines Bruders Protesilaos Anführer der Thessaler aus Phylake u.a. Städten (Hom. Il. 2,704; 13,693). Er tötet die Amazone Klonie und wird von Penthesileia getötet (nach der ‘Kleinen Ilias Q. Smyrn. 1,233-248; 818-829). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Sohn des troian. Königs Laomedon Sohn des troian. Königs Laomedon [1], urspr. Name des Priamos. Im ersten Troianischen Krieg wird er von Herakles [1] als einziger der Laomedonsöhne verschont, “erkauft” ( apó tu…

Phemios

(42 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Φήμιος). Mythischer Sänger (neben Demodokos [1]) auf Ithaka, Sohn des Terpios. Er singt vor den Freiern der Penelope u.a. von der Heimkehr der Griechen aus Troia (Nostoi, Epischer Zyklus); Odysseus verschont ihn (Hom. Od. 22,330-380). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Proitos

(449 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Προῖτος, lat. Proetus). Myth. König von Argos (Hom. Il. 6,157; Pind. N. 10,77), oder Tiryns (Apollod. 2,25; schol. Eur. Or. 965), Sohn des Tersandros und Vater der Maira [1] (Pherekydes FGrH 3 F 170b), häufiger jedoch Sohn des Abas [1] und der Aglaïa (schol. Eur. Or. 965; Paus. 2,16,2; Apollod. 2,24 f.). P. liegt mit seinem Zwillingsbruder Akrisios im Streit, schon seit ihrer Zeit im Mutterleib (Apollod. 2,24 f.) oder nachdem P. die Tochter des Akrisios Danae verführt hat (Apollod…

Periphas

(109 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Περίφας). [English version] [1] Heros vor Troia, von Ares getötet Mythischer Held vor Troia, aus Aitolien, von Ares getötet (Hom. Il. 5,842. 847). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Heros vor Troia, Gefährte des Neoptolemos Mythischer Held vor Troia, Gefährte des Neoptolemos [1] (Verg. Aen. 2,476). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [3] Troianer Troianer, Herold des Anchises, in dessen Gestalt Apollon Aineias [1] zum Kampf ermutigt (Hom. Il. 17,323). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [4] att. Urkönig noch vor Kekrops Mythischer attischer Urkönig noch vor Kek…

Phaiax

(270 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg)
(Φαίαξ). [English version] [1] Stammvater der Phaiakes Myth. Stammvater der Phaiakes, Vater des Alkinoos [1] und des Lokros [3] (Diod. 4,72,2; anders Hom. Od. 7,54ff.; Nausithoos [1]). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] myth. Schiffsoffizier des Theseus Myth. Schiffsoffizier des Theseus, zusammen mit Nausithoos [3] (Plut. Theseus 17). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography Deubner, 225. [English version] [3] Athen. Politiker, 5. Jh. v. Chr. Athener, Sohn des Eresistratos, Acharner (Aischin. 3,138; Ostraka [3. 78 Nr. 152]); aus vornehmer Familie und etwa gl…

Nausithoos

(133 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Ναυσίθοος). [English version] [1] Sohn des Poseidon und der Periboia Sohn des Poseidon und der Periboia, Enkel des Eurymedon [1], König der Phaiakes. Er flieht mit seinem Volk vor den Kyklopen zur Insel Drepane oder Scherië. Dort wird er Vater des Alkinoos [1] und des Rhexenor. Als Herakles [1] nach der Ermordung seiner Kinder zu ihm kommt, entsühnt er ihn (Hom. Od. 6,1-11; 7,56-63; Apoll. Rhod. 4,539-550). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Sohn des Odysseus und der Kalypso Sohn des Odysseus und der Kalypso (Hes. theog. 1017f.) oder der Kirke (Hyg. fab. 125). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) …

Orthopolis

(50 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
[English version] (Ὀρθόπολις). Sohn des myth. Königs von Sikyon Plemnaios (Paus. 2,5,8); Demeter rettet incognito als Amme sein Leben (vgl. Demophon [1], Triptolemos); nach Eus. chronikon 394 war er der zwölfte König von Sikyon; Augustinus (civ. 18,8) datiert seine Regierungszeit auf die Geburt des Moses. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)

Melanthos

(185 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Μέλανθος). [English version] [1] aus Messenien, Nachkomme des Neuleus von Pylos M. aus Messenien, Nachkomme des Neleus von Pylos (Hdt. 1,147; 5,65), Sohn des Andropompos und der Henoche (Paus. 1,3,3; 19,5; 2,187ff.; 7,1,9), Vater des Kodros (ebd. 8,18,7). Aus Messenien vertrieben, kommt er nach Attika (Eleusis), wo er für den König Thymoites einen Zweikampf mit Xanthos, dem König von Boiotia, übernimmt. Durch die Mithilfe des Dionysos Melanaigis und eigene List erringt er den Sieg. Dieser erhält zum Dank ein Heiligtum, M. wird König von Athen. Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] […
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