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PHYLONOE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Φυλονοη Phylonoê Phylonoe Mind of the People,
or Tribe (phylê, noos)

PHYLONOE was a Spartan maiden who was granted immortality (apotheosis) as a maiden in the retinue of Artemis.

She was probably identified with Polyboia.

PARENTS
TYNDAREOS & LEDA (Apollodorus 3.126)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 126 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"The daughters of Tyndareos and Leda were Timandra, whom Ekhemos (Echemus) married; Klytaimnestra (Clytaemnestra), whom Agamemnon married; and Phylonoe, whom Artemis made immortal."

According to Athenagoras Phylonoe was worshipped as a goddess in Sparta.


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.

Other references not currently quoted here: Hesiod Frag 23a; Athenagoras Leg. Pro Christ. 1