"Wide-ruling." A daughter of Oceanus. When Hephaestus was expelled by Hera from Olympus, Eurynome and Thetis received him in the bosom of the sea.1 Previous to the time of Cronus and Rhea, Eurynome and Ophion had ruled in Olympus over the Titans, but after being conquered by Cronus, she had sunk down into Tartarus or Oceanus.2

By Zeus she became the mother of the Charites, or of Asopus.3



  1. Homer. Iliad xviii, 395 ff.; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 2.2.
  2. Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 503 ff.; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1191.
  3. Hesiod. Theogony, 908; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 12.6.


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

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