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Perieris & Gorgophone

Perieris; son of Cynortus, father of Tyndareus, Icarius, Aphareus, and Leucippus. Gorgophone; daughter of Perseus, wife of Perieres and Oebalus, first woman who married a second time.

Perieres: A king of Messene, son of Aeolus and Enarete, and father of Aphareus and Leucoppus by Gorgophone. Some accounts make him also the father of Tyndareos and Icarius.

Leucippus (Leucippos)

Leucippus (Leucippos) Son of Perieres, prince of the Messenians, and father of Phoebe and Hilaira, usually called Leucippides, who were betrothed to Idas and Lynceus, the sons of Aphareus, but were carried off by Castor and Pollux, who married them.

Leucippus. A son of Perieres and Gorgophone, and brother of Aphareus. He was the father of Arsinoe, Phoebe, and Hilaeira, and prince of the Messenians. He is mentioned among the Calydonian hunters, and the Boeotian town of Leuctra is said to have derived its name from him. (Paus. iii. 26. 3, iv. 2. 3, 31. 9; Ov. Met. viii. 306; Apollod. iii. 10. 3, 11. 2.)


Leucippides (Leukippides), i. e. the daughters of the Messenian prince Leucippus. (Eurip. Helen. 1467.) Their names were Phoebe and Hilaeira, and they were priestesses of Athena and Artemis, and betrothed to Idas and Lynceus, the sons.of Aphareus; but Castor and Polydeuces being charmed with their beauty, carried them off and married them. (Apollod. iii. 12. 8, 10. 3; Paus. i. 18. 1). When the sons of Aphareus attempted to rescue their beloved brides, they were both slain by the Dioscuri. (Hygin. Fab. 80; Lactant. i. 10; Ov. Heroid. xvi. 327, Fast. v. 709; Theocrit.xxii. 137,&c.; Propert. i.2.15,&c.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2006 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Son of Isthmius, king of Messenia.



Daughter of Leucippus, mother of Aesculapius by Apollo, her sanctuary at Sparta.

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