"First-born." A daughter of Deucalion and Pyrrha.1 She was married to Locrus, but had no children; Zeus, however, who carried her off, became by her, on Mount Maenalus in Arcadia, the father of Opus.

According to others she was not the mother, but a daughter of Opus.2 Endymion also is called a son of Protogeneia.3



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 7.2.
  2. Scholiast on Pindar, l.c.
  3. Conon. Narratives, 14.


  • Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, iv, 1780.
  • Scholiast on Pindar's Olympian Odes ix, 8.5.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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