Or Pelasga, i. e. the Pelasgian (woman or goddess), occurs as a surname of the Thessalian Hera,1 and of Demeter, who, under this name, had a temple at Argos, and was believed to have derived the surname from Pelasgus (2), the son of Triopas, who had founded her sanctuary.2



  1. Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 14, with the Scholiast; Sextus Propertius. Elegies ii, 28. 11.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 22.2.


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

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