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ATLANTEIA & PHOIBE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ατλαντειη Atlanteiê Atlantea Of Mount Atlas
Φοιβη Phoibê Phoebe Shining (phoibos)

ATLANTEIA (or Atlantia) and PHOIBE (or Phoebe) were two Hamadryad nymphs of Libya in north Africa. They were wives of the Libyan (later Argive) King Danaus, who bore him ten of his fifty Danaid daughters.
The names Atlanteia and Phoibe suggest they were starry daughters of the Titan Atlas, rather than mere tree-nymphs.

PARENTS
Perhaps the Titan ATLAS , though nowhere stated
OFFSPRING
HIPPODAMEIA, RHODIA, KLEOPATRA, ASTRIA, PHYLODAMEIA, GLAUKE, HIPPOMEDOUSA, GORGE, IPHIMEDOUSA, RHODE (by Danaus) (Apollodorus 2.17)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

PHOEBE (Phoibê). A nymph married to Danaus. (Apollod. ii. 1. § 5.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 17 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"[The daughters of Danaus married the sons of Aigyptos:] Hippodameia went to Istros, Rhodia to Khalkodon, Kleopatra to Agenor, Asteria to Khaetos, Phylodameia to Diokorystos, Glauke to Alkes, Hippomedousa to Alkmenor, Gorge to hippothous, Iphimedousa to Eukhenor, and Rhode to Hippolytos. These ten sons had an Arabian mother, while the girls were the daughters variously of Atlanteia and Phoibe, two Hamadryas Nymphai."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.