Kymopoleia

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In Greek mythology, Kymopoleia (Κυμοπόλεια), latinized as Cymopoleia, was a daughter of sea god Poseidon and sea Nereid Amphitrite, and is known as the Greek goddess of the seas and earthquakes, and the wife of Briares one of the three Hecatoncheires.[1]

She was perhaps the mother of Oiolyke, who was given as the daughter of Briareus and a possible possessor of the girdle that Heracles was sent to fetch. The girdle was also said to have belonged to Deilyke (otherwise unknown) or, most commonly, to Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. [2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony, 817-819
  2. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 777, with a reference to Ibycus respecting Oiolyke

External links

  • Theoi Project - Kymopoleia

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