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Alalkomenes, a Boeotian autochthon, who was believed to have given the name to the Boeotian Alalcomenae, to have brought up Athena, who was born there, and to have been the first who introduced her worship. (Paus. ix. 33. Β§ 4.) According to Plutarch (De Dacdal. Fragm. 5), he advised Zeus to have a figure of oak-wood dressed in bridal attire, and carried about amidst hymeneal songs, in order to change the anger of Hera into jealousy. The name of the wife of Alalcomenes was Athenas and that of his son, Glaucopus, both of which refer to the goddess Athena. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Alalkomenion; Paus. ix. 3. Β§ 3; )

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

Ancient myths

Priestess Iodama

KORONIA (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Priestess of Athena, turned to stone, fire placed daily on her altar.


Eponymous founders or settlers


KORONIA (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Coronus, a son of Thersander, grandson of Sisyphus, and founder of Coroneia. (Paus. ix. 34.5)

Gods & demigods

The muse Kalliope


  One of the nine Muses, Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry, and was pictured with a tablet and stylus, or with a scroll.
  She had many children by different gods: Carybantes by Zeus, Hymen, Ialemus and Linus by Apollo, Rhesus by the river Strymon, the Sirens, Orpheus and Oeagrus. All of these children, except Rhesus, had to do with music or poetry.
  Calliope had a special weakness for Achilles, and taught him how to entertain and enhance the morals of his friends by singing at their feasts.
  When Aphrodite and Persephone argued who would get Adonis, Calliope was called in by Zeus as mediator. Her decision was that each goddess would be with him a certain part of the year.

This text is cited Sept 2003 from the In2Greece URL below.

The muse Terpsichore

The muse Aoede

The (original) muse Melete



Daugther of Orion

   Menippe. A daughter of Orion , who offered to die with her sister Metioche, when a pestilence was raging in Boeotia, and the oracle demanded the sacrifice of two virgins. They were changed into comets by Pluto and Persephone, and had a sanctuary near Orchomenus.


Daughter of Orion.


Eupheme, the nurse of the Muses, of whom there was a statue in the grove of the Muses near Helicon. (Paus. ix. 29.3)

Historic figures


Alalkomenia, one of the daughters of Ogyges, who as well as her two sisters, Thelxionoea and Aulis, were regarded as supernatural beings, who watched over oaths and saw that they were not taken rashly or thoughtlessly. Their name was Praxidikai, and they had a temple in common at the foot of the Telphusian mount in Boeotia. The representations of these divinities consisted of mere heads, and no parts of animals were sacrificed to them, except heads. (Paus. ix. 33. Β§ 2, 4; Panyasis, ap. Steph. Byz. s. v. Tremile; Suid. s. v. Praxidike; MΓΌller, Orchom. p. 128, &c.)

This text is from: A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890) (eds. William Smith, LLD, William Wayte, G. E. Marindin). Cited April 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks



Daughter of Termesus river.

Aganippe. A nymph of the well of the same name at the foot of Mount Helicon, in Boeotia, which was considered sacred to the Muses, and believed to have the power of inspiring those who drank of it. The nymph is called a daughter of the river-god Permessus. (Paus. ix. 29.3; Virg. Eclog. x. 12.) The Muses are sometimes called Aganippides.

Agamippis, is used by Ovid (Fast. v. 7) as an epithet of Hippocrene; its meaning however is not quite clear. It is derived from Agnippe, the well or nymph, and as Aganippides is used to designate the Muses, Aganippis Hippocrene may mean nothing but " Hippocrene, sacred to the Muses."

Persons related to the place

Ephialtes and Otus

The first to sacrifice on Helicon to the Muses and to call the mountain sacred to the Muses were, they say, Ephialtes and Otus, who also founded Ascra .


KORONIA (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Son of Amphictyon, and husband of the nymph Melanippe, by whom he became the father of Boeotus and Chromia. The sanctuary of Itonian Athena named after him.

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