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KYLLENE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κυλληνη Kyllênê Cyllene Of Mt Cyllene

KYLLENE (or Cyllene) was an Oreiad or Naiad nymph of Mount Kyllene (Cyllene) in Arkadia, southern Greece. She was the wife of Pelasgos the first Arkadian king who lived in the days before the Great Deluge.

She was probably the same as Meliboia, the wife of Lykaon in other accounts.

PARENTS
Perhaps a daughter of OKEANOS & TETHYS, though nowhere stated
OFFSPRING
LYKAON (by Pelasgos) (Apollodorus 3.96)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

CYLLE′NE (Kullênê), a nymph, who became the mother of Lycaon by Pelasgus. (Apollod. iii. 8. § 1.) According to others, she was the wife of Lycaon. (Dionys. Hal. A. R. i. 13.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 96 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Pelasgos and Okeanos' daughter Meliboia, or, according to others, a Nymphe named Kyllene (Cyllene), had a son Lykaon (Wolf), who ruled over the Arkadians."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd B.C.

Other references not currently quoted here : Dionysius of Halicarnassus 1.13.1