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POLYXO
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Πολυξω Polyxô Polyxo Many- (polu-)

POLYXO was a Naiad Nymph of the River Nile in Egypt. She was one of the many wives of Prince Danaus whose twelve Danaid daughters married the twelve sons of her sister Kaliadne (Caliadne).

PARENTS

Perhaps a daughter of the River NEILOS

OFFSPRING

AUTONOE, THEANO, ELEKTRA, KLEOPATRA, EURYDIKE, GLAUKIPPE, ANTHELEIA, KLEODORE, EUIPPE, ERATO, STYGNE, BRYKE (by Danaus) (Apollodorus 2.19)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

POLYXO (Poluxô). A nymph married to Danaus. (Apollod. ii. 1. § 5.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 19 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"The twelve sons of a Naias Nymphe named Kaliadne [and Aigyptos] drew lots for the daughters of Polyxo, also a Naias [and Danaus]. The sons were named Eurylokhos, Phantes, Peristhenes, Hermos, Dryas, Potamon, Kisseus, Lixos, Imbros, Bromios, Polyktor, and Khthonios; the girls were Autonoe, Theano, Elektra, Kleopatra, Eurydike, Glaukippe, Antheleia, Kleodore, Euippe, Erato, Stygne, and Bryke."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC