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DIONE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Διωνη Diônê Dione Divine (dios)

DIONE was a nymph daughter of the Titan Atlas and the wife of the Lydian king Tantalos.

She was probably a star- and mountain-nymph like her sisters, the Pleiades and Hyades, residing on Mount Sipylos in Lydia (western Anatolia).

PARENTS
[1] ATLAS (Hyginus Fabulae 83, Ovid Metamorphoses 6.172)
OFFSPRING
[1] PELOPS (by Tantalos) (Hyginus Fabulae 82)
[2] NIOBE (by Tantalos) (Ovid Metamorphoses 6.172)

Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 82 (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Tantalus, son of Jove [Zeus] and Pluto, begat Pelops by Dione."

Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 83 :
"Pelops, son of Tantalus and Dione, daughter of Atlas."

Ovid, Metamorphoses 6. 172 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"My [Niobe's] father is Tantalus, the only mortal gods in heaven allowed to share their banquet-board. My mother ranks as sister of the Pleiades. That great giant, Atlas, whose shoulders bear the circling sky, is one grandfather."


Sources:

  • Hyginus, Fabulae - Latin Mythography C2nd A.D.
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.