THRASSA was a Nymph of the Triballoi tribe of Thrake (north of Greece). She was a daughter of Ares and the Naias Teirene, and the wife of the Thrakian King Hipponous.
Their daughter Polyphonte coupled with a bear in the mountains and gave birth to a pair of bear-like Giants, named Agrios & Oreios.
|ARES & TEREINE (Antoninus Liberalis 21)
|POLYPHONTE (by Hipponous) (Antoninus Liberalis 21)
Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 21 (trans. Celoria) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Thrassa was daughter of Ares and of Tereine daughter of Strymon. Hipponous, son of Triballos [eponym or god of the Triballoi tribe of Thrake], married her and they had a daughter called Polyphonte. She scorned the activities of Aphrodite and went to the mountains as a companion and sharer of sports with Artemis.
Aphrodite, whose activities Polyphonte failed to honour, made her fall in love with a bear and drove her mad."
- Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses - Greek Mythography C2nd AD