Clymenus


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Clymenus

eats child who is product of incestuous union with daughter Harpalyce. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 114]

Clymenus

Arcadian who violated his daughter, Harpalyce. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 65]
See: Incest
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When they had done praying and sprinkling the barley meal {32} Thrasymedes dealt his blow, and brought the heifer down with a stroke that cut through the tendons at the base of her neck, whereon the daughters and daughters in law of Nestor, and his venerable wife Eurydice (she was eldest daughter to Clymenus) screamed with delight.
And these others (Althaea) bare to Oeneus, Porthaon's son; horse-taming Pheres, and Agelaus surpassing all others, Toxeus and Clymenus and godlike Periphas, and rich-haired Gorga and wise Deianeira, who was subject in love to mighty Heracles and bare him Hyllus and Glenus and Ctesippus and Odites.
(19) PMG 702 = Athenaeus 14.624e (quoting Heraclides of Pontus): `I sing of Demeter and Kore, wife of Clymenus, raising my honey-voiced hymn in the deep Aeolian strain'.