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Mythology (8)

Eponymous founders or settlers

Mantineus

Mantineus, a son of Lycaon, and the reputed founder of Mantineia. (Apollod. iii. 8. l; Paus. viii. 8. 4.)


Heroes

Aechmagoras

Son of Herakles and Phialo.


Alcimedon

Alcimedon. An Arcadian hero, from whom the Arcadian plain Aleimedon derived its name. He was the father of Phillo, by whom Heracles begot a son, Aechmagoras, whom Alcimedon exposed, but Heracles saved. (Paus. viii. 12.2)


Heroines

Antinoe

Daughter of Cepheus, shifts site of Mantinea, her tomb.


Antinoe, a daughter of Cepheus. At the command of an oracle she led the inhabitants of Mantineia from the spot where the old town stood, to a place where the new town was to be founded. She was guided on her way by a serpent. She had a monument at Mantineia commemorating this event (Paus. viii. 8.3, 9.2). In the latter of these passages she is called Antonoe. Two other mythical personages of this name occur in Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. i. 164 ; Paus. viii. 11.2.


Deomenia

Deomeneia, a daughter of Arcas, a bronze statue of whom was erected at Mantineia. (Paus. viii. 9.5)


Phialo

Daughter of Alcimedon, has child Aechmagoras by Herakles.


Ancient myths

Pelias' daughters

When Medea reached Iolcus, she immediately began to plot against Pelias. She promised the daughters of Pelias that, if they wished, she would restore his youth to their father, now a very old man. Having butchered in some way a ram, she boiled his flesh with drugs in a pot, by the aid of which she took out of the pot a live lamb. So she took Pelias and cut him up to boil him, but what the daughters received was not enough to bury. This result forced the women to change their home to Arcadia, and after their death mounds were made there for their tombs. No poet, so far as I have read, has given them names, but the painter Micon inscribed on their portraits Asteropeia and Antinoe.


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