Or Iphimede (Ἰφιμέδη), a daughter of Triopas, and the wife of Aloeus. Being in love with Poseidon, she often walked to the sea, and collected its waters in her lap, whence she became, by Poseidon, the mother of the Aloadae — Otus and Ephialtes. When Iphimedeia and her daughter, Pancratis, celebrated the orgies of Dionysus on Mount Drius, they were carried off by Thracian pirates to Naxos or Strongyle; but both were delivered by the Aloadae.
The tomb of Iphimedeia and her sons was shown at Anthedon. She was worshiped as a heroine at Mylasia in Caria, and was represented by Polygnotus in the Lesche at Delphi.
- Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library v, 50.
- Homer. Odyssey xii, 304.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 28.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 22.5; x, 28. in fin.
- Pindar. Pythian Odes vii, 89.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 7.4.
- 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.