Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ζευξιππη Zeuxippê Zeuxippe Bridled-Horse
(zeuxis, hippos)

ZEUXIPPE was a Naiad Nymph of the Eridanos stream near Athens. She was the wife of Pandion, king of Athens, or of Teleon. Her children included Philomela and Prokne, the sisters turned into birds, King Erektheus and Boutes the Argonaut.


[1.1] PHRASIMOS & DIOGENEIA (Apollodorus 3.196)
[2.1] ERIDANOS (Hyginus Fabulae 14)

[1.1] PROKNE, PHILOMELA, EREKHTHEUS, BOUTES (by Pandion) (Apollodorus 3.14.8)
[1.2] BOUTES (by Teleon) (Hyginus Fabulae 14)


ZEUXIPPE (Zeuxippê). A sister of Pasithea or Praxithea, was a Naiad and married to Pandion, by whom she became the mother of Procne, Philomela, Erechtheus and Butes. (Apollod. iii. 14. § 8.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 14. 8 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Pandion married Zeuxippe, his mother's [Praxithea's] sister, and begat two daughters, Prokne (Procne) and Philomela, and twin sons, Erekhtheus and Boutes (Butes)."

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 196 :
"Erekhtheus [King of Athens] married Praxithea, daughter of Phrasimos and Kephisos' (Cephisus') daughter Diogeneia."

Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 14 (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Argonauts: . . . Butes, son of Teleon and Zeuxippe, daughter of the river Eridanus, from Athens."


  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC
  • Hyginus, Fabulae - Latin Mythography C2nd AD