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Eponymous founders or settlers

Phaestus

Son of Herakles, king of Sicyon, sacrifices to Herakles, migrates to Crete. (Paus. 2,6,7)

Ancient myths

Lambrus & Galateia

Galateia. A daughter of Eurytius, and the wife of Lamprus. the son of Pandion, at Phaestus in Crete. Her husband, desirous of having a son, ordered her, if she should give birth to a daughter, to kill the infant. Galateia gave birth to a daughter, but, unable to comply with the cruel command of Lamprus, she was induced by dreams and soothsayers to bring up the child in the disguise of a boy, and under the name of Leucippus. When the maiden had thus grown up, Galateia, dreading the discovery of the secret and the anger of her husband, took refuge with her daughter in a temple of Leto, and prayed the goddess to change the girl into a youth. Leto granted the request, and hence the Phaestians offered up sacrifices to Leto Phytia (i. e. the creator), and celebrated a festival called ekdusia, in commemoration of the maiden having put off her female attire. (Anton. Lib. 17.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Nov 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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