A daughter of Priam and Hecabe, and the wife of Aeneas, who became by her the father of Ascanius and Iulus.1 Conon2 calls her the mother of Anius by Apollo. When Aeneas fled from Troy, she followed him; but she was unable to discover his traces, and disappeared. Aeneas then returned to seek her. She then appeared to him as a shade, consoled him, revealed to him his future fate, and informed him that she was kept back by the great mother of the gods, and was obliged to let him depart alone.

In the Lesche of Delphi she was represented by Polygnotus among the captive Trojan women.3



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 12.5.
  2. Narratives, 41.
  3. Pausanias. Description of Greece x, 26.1.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Virgil. Aeneid ii, 725, 738, 752, 769, 775 ff.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.