The daughter of Hipponous. She became the wife of Oeneus after Althaea's death. The author of the Thebaid says that when Olenus was sacked, Oeneus received Periboea as a gift of honor. Hesiod states that she was seduced by Hippostratus, son of Amarynceus, and that her father Hipponous sent her away from Olenus in Achaia to Oeneus, because he dwelt far from Greece, with an injunction to put her to death.

However, some say that Hipponous discovered that his daughter had been debauched by Oeneus, and therefore he sent her away to him when she was with child. By her Oeneus begat Tydeus.



  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 8.4-5.