Surrounding-Cattle (peri-, bous)
PERIBOIA (Periboea) was a Naiad-nymph of the city of Sparta in Lakedaimonia (Lacedaemonia) (southern Greece). She was the mother by the Spartan prince Ikarios (Icarius) of Odysseus' wife Penelope and several sons.
Perhaps a daughter of the local River EUROTAS
THOAS, DMASIPPOS, IMEUSIMOS, ALETES, PERILEOS, PENELOPE (by Ikarios) (Apollodorus 3.126)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 126 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"To Ikarios (Icarius) and a Naias Nymphe named Periboia (Periboea) were born Thoas, Dmasippos (Dmasippus), Imeusimos (Imeusimus), Aletes, Perileos (Perileus), and a daughter Penelope, whom Odysseus married."
- Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.
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