Wave-Ranging (kyma, poleô)
KYMOPOLEIA (Cymopoleia) was a sea-nymph daughter of the god Poseidon and the wife of the hundred-handed, storm-giant Briareos. She was probably a goddess of the violent storm waves generated by her husband.
POSEIDON & AMPHITRITE (Hesiod Theogony 817 & 240)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Hesiod, Theogony 817 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or 7th B.C.) :
"But the glorious allies of loud-crashing Zeus [i.e. the three Hekatonkheires] have their dwelling upon Okeanos' (Oceanus') foundations, even Kottos (Cottus) and Gyes; but Briareos (Briareus), being goodly, the deep-roaring Earth-Shaker [Poseidon] made his son-in-law, giving him Kymopoleia (Cymopoleia) his daughter to wed."
Hesiod, Theogony 140 ff :
"[The Nereid] Kymodoke (Cymodoce) who, with Kymatolege (Cymatolege) and Amphitrite, light of foot, on the misty face of the open water easily stills the waves and hushes the winds in their blowing."
[N.B. Kymatolege is named in connection with the Nereides but was not numbered amongst them. She was probably Kymopoleia, daughter of Amphitrite, who occurs later in Hesiod.]
- Hesiod, Theogony - Greek Epic C8th - 7th B.C.
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