Cecrops


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Cecrops

(sē`krŏps), in Greek mythology, founder and first king of Athens. A primeval being, he was half man and half serpent. As a maker of laws, he abolished human sacrifice, established monogamy, and initiated burial of the dead.

Cecrops

the traditional founder of Athens was half man, half serpent. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 393]
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The reference to 'the blood of Cecrops' in the Palatine Anthology version of the poem is said to allude to the snake-haired woman who appears in the dream at 1.3.4--no matter that there is no mention of Cecrops' snaky form in the oracle (not to mention the fact that the line does not appear at all in Achilles).
By Aglauros, the daughter of Cecrops, he was the father of Alcippe.
The raven-crow-ocyroe sequence is bound together by repetition of words with the consonants c-r (corvus, cornix, Cecrops, Crops, Chiron, Chariclo, Ocyrob), and the Ocyrod-battus-aglauros sequence repetitively plays on the words fari and fatum.
Robertson, 'The Riddle of the Arrhephoria at Athens', HSCP 87 (1983), 241-78 explains that the myth in which the daughters of Cecrops were entrusted with a basket containing the earthborn infant Erichthonius and two guardian snakes (Apollod.
Roux, 1814), 19 ; the French text reads as such "Danaus et Cecrops apporterent l'agriculture, les lumieres et les arts des egyptiens dans la Grece."
(2005) cited the following species that feed on exudates of unidentified trees: Archaeoprepona amphimachus (L.), Fountainea glycerium (Dbl), Memphis philumena indigotica (Salv.), Colobura dirce (L.), Historis orion dious (Lam.), Panacea prola (Dbl.), Consul fabius cecrops (Dbl.) and Opsiphanes quiteria cauca (Rob).
Decomposer Lepidoptera, primarily represented at the ABS by Tineoidea and Noctuidae, have not been found on saw palmetto flowers, with the exception of Calycopis cecrops (Lycaenidae).
Cecrops In Greek mythology, one of the sons of Gaea.