An oracular goddess at Thalamae in Laconia. According to some she is the daughter of Atlas, and by Zeus the mother of a son, Ammon. Other say that she is the same as Daphne, the daughter of Amyclas, or Cassandra, deified after she had died at Thalamae. Pasiphaë's oracles were believed and followed, and she was supported by the kings of Sparta. People slept in her temple for the purpose of receiving revelations in their dreams.

A bronze statue of Pasiphaë stood in the unroofed part of the sanctuary of Ino on the road between Oetylus and Thalamae.



  • Cicero. On Divination, i, 43.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 26.1.
  • Plutarch. Agis, 9.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.