"Bright." A daughter of the Messenian king Leucippus by Philodice. She was a priestess of Athena. Phoebe and her sister Hilaeira were abducted by the Dioscuri, who married them. By Polydeuces she became the mother of Mnesileus, Mnasinous, or Asinous. See Leucippides.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 22.6.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 10.3.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.