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PERIBOIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Περιβοια Periboia Periboea Surrounding-Cattle
(peri-, bous)

PERIBOIA (or Periboea) was a Naiad Nymph of Lakonia (southern Greece). She was the mother of Odysseus' wife Penelope and a number of sons by the Spartan prince Ikarios (Icarius).

PARENTS

Perhaps a daughter of the local River EUROTAS

OFFSPRING

THOAS, DMASIPPOS, IMEUSIMOS, ALETES, PERILEOS, PENELOPE (by Ikarios) (Apollodorus 3.126)


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 126 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"To Ikarios (Icarius) and a Naias Nymphe named Periboia were born Thoas, Dmasippos, Imeusimos, Aletes, Perileos, and a daughter Penelope, whom Odysseus married."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC