A daughter of Thestor. She was carried off by pirates, and sold to king Icarus in Caria. Thestor, who went out in search of her, suffered shipwreck, and was taken as a prisoner to Caria. His other daughter Leucippe then consulted the Delphic oracle about her absent father and sister, and was directed to travel through all countries in the attire of a priest of Apollo.

Lecuippe, on hearing this response, cut her hair, and as a youthful priest went from country to country to find her family. When she had come to Caria, Theonoë saw her, and thinking she was a priest, fell in love with him, but as her love was unrequited she gave orders that the priest be shut in a room and that someone from the servants' quarters come to kill him. The would-be executioner happened to be their father Thestor and when he learned the identity of his daughters the three were reunited.



  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 190.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.