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Iasion or Iasus
According to Apollodorus, he was the son of Electra by Zeus and brother of Dardanus (Apollod. 3,12,1), who loved Demeter but was slain by Zeus with a thunderbolt (Od. 5.125).
- Perseus: Apollodorus, Library and Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer, 1921)
Iasion or Iasius (Iasion or Iasios). Son of Zeus and Electra, beloved by Demeter,
who, in a thrice-ploughed field (tripolos), became by him the mother
of Pluto or Plutus in Crete. He was slain by Zeus with a thunderbolt. From Iasion
came the patronymic Iasides, a name given to Palinurus, as a descendant of Atlas.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
Iasion, also called Iasius, was, according to some, a son of Zeus and Electra,
the daughter of Atlas, and a brother of Dardanus (Apollod. iii. 12.1; Serv. ad
Aen. i. 384; Hes. Theog. 970; Ov. Amor. iii. 10, 25); but others called him a
son of Corythus and Electra, of Zeus and the nymph Hemera, or of Ilithyius, or
of Minos and the nymph Pyronia (Schol. ad Theocrit. iii. 30; Serv. ad Aen. iii.
167; Eustath. ad Hom; Hygin. Fab. 270). At the wedding of his sister Harmonia,
Demeter fell in love with him, and in a thrice-ploughed field (tripolos) she became
by him the mother of Pluton or Plutus in Crete, in consequence of which Zeus killed
him with a flash of lightning (Hom. Od. v. 125, &c.; Hes. Theog. 969, &c.; Apollod.
l. c.; Diod. v. 49, 77; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 29; Conon, Narrat. 21). According to
Servius (ad Aen. iii. 167), Iasion was slain by Dardanus, and according to Hyginus
(Fab. 250) he was killed by his own horses, whereas others represent him as living
to an advanced age as the husband of Demeter (Ov. Met. ix. 421, &c.). In some
traditions Eetion is mentioned as the only brother of Dardanus (Schol. ad Apollon.
Rhod. i. 916; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 219), whence some critics have inferred that Iasion
and Eetion are only two names for the same person. A further tradition states
that Iasion and Dardanus, being driven from their home by a flood, went from Italy,
Crete, or Arcadia, to Samothrace, whither he carried the Palladium, and where
Zeus himself instructed him in the mysteries of Demeter (Serv. ad Aen. iii. 15,
167, vii. 207; Dionys. i. 61; Diod. v. 48; Strab. vii.; Conon, l. c.; Steph. Byz.
s. v. Dardanos). According to Eustathius (ad Hom.), Iasion, being inspired by
Demeter and Cora, travelled about in Sicily and many other countries, and every
where taught the people the mysteries of Demeter.
This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Jan 2006 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
- Iasion: Perseus Encyclopedia
- Iasion: Perseus Lookup Tool, text search
Samothrace / Samos
An island in the Aegean Sea near the Thracian coast opposite the mouth of the Evros river. Homer calls it Samothrace (Il. 13.12) and Samos (Il. 24.78 & 753).