A daughter of Deioneus and the wife of Ixion.1 Her father is also called Eioneus.2 By Ixion, or according to others, by Zeus,3 she became the mother of Pirithous, who received his name from the circumstance, that Zeus when he attempted to seduce her, ran around her (περιθέειν) in the form of a horse.4



  1. Scholiast on Pindar's Pythian Odes ii, 39.
  2. Diodorus Siculus, iv, 69; Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, iii, 62.
  3. Hyginus. Fabulae, 155.
  4. Eustathius on Homer, p. 101.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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