HESIONE PRONOIA (Pronoea) was the Okeanid-nymph wife of the Titan Prometheus. She was a minor goddess of foresight. Prometheus' wife was sometimes named Asia.
Pronoia was perhaps identified with the goddess Athena who, according to several ancient writers, was worshipped as Athena Pronoia at Delphoi. As an Okeanid-nymph she also resembles Athena's mother Metis (Good Counsel).
OKEANOS & TETHYS (Aeschylus Prometheus Bound 555)
DEUKALION (by Prometheus) (Hesiod Catalogues Frag 1, Tzetzes on Lycophron 1283; Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius 3.1086)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Hesiod, Catalogues of Women Fragment 1 (from Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius 3. 1086) (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or 7th B.C.) :
"That Deukalion (Deucalion) was the son of Prometheus and Pronoia (Pronoea), Hesiod states in the first Catalogue, as also that Hellen was the son of Deukalion and Pyrrha."
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 555 ff (trans. Weir Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) :
"[The Okeanides (Oceanids) address Prometheus :] ‘This song and that, which, about your bridal bed and bath, I raised to grace your marriage, when you wooed with gifts and won my sister Hesione to be your wedded wife.’"
- Hesiod, Catalogues of Women Fragments - Greek Epic C8th - 7th B.C.
- Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound - Greek Tragedy C5th B.C.
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