Amphithoe (mythology)

Summary

In Greek mythology, Amphithoë (Ancient Greek: Ἀμφιθόη means 'she who moves swiftly around' or 'the shouter'[1]) was the Nereid of sea currents[1] and thus a daughter of the 'Old Man of the Sea' Nereus and the Oceanid Doris.[2][3] She was probably the same as Amphitrite.[4]

Mythology

Amphithoe and her other sisters appeared to Thetis when she cries out in sympathy for the grief of Achilles for his slain friend Patroclus.[5]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Bane, Theresa (2013). Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. p. 27. ISBN 9780786471119.
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad 18.42
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae Preface
  4. ^ These two accounts, Hesiod, Theogony 244 & 254 and Apollodorus, 1.2.7, did not mention any account regarding Amphithoe.
  5. ^ Homer, Iliad 18.39-51

References

  • Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
  • Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
  • Hesiod, Theogony from The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Cambridge, MA.,Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
  • Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924. ISBN 978-0674995796. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1920. ISBN 978-0198145318. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.