Plouto (Oceanid)

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In Greek mythology, Plouto or Pluto (Πλουτώ "Wealth") was, according to the late 8th–early 7th century BC Greek poet Hesiod, and the probably nearly as old Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter, one of the many Oceanid daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.[1][2] Hesiod calls her "soft eyed", and the Homeric Hymn has her as one of the "deep-bosomed daughters of Oceanus" who were the playmates of Persephone when she was abducted by Hades. She may be the same with another Pluto, the mother of Tantalus.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 337–355
  2. ^ Homeric Hymn 2.5, 2.418–423.
  3. ^ Robert Graves. The Greek Myths, section 108 (1960)

References

  • Hesiod, Theogony, in The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, Massachusetts., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Homeric Hymn to Demeter (2), in The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, Massachusetts., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Pluto 1."
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