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Headword: *meleagri/des
Adler number: mu,468
Translated headword: guinea-fowl, meleagrids
Vetting Status: high
Birds, which used to live on the akropolis.[1] Some say that the sisters of Meleager [Author, Myth] changed into the birds [called] meleagrids, others [say that it was] the girl-friends of Iokallis the maiden in (?)Lerna,[2] whom they honour as a spirit.
Greek Original:
*meleagri/des: o)/rnea, a(/per e)ne/monto e)n th=| a)kropo/lei. le/gousi de\ oi( me\n ta\s a)delfa\s tou= *melea/grou metabalei=n ei)s ta\s meleagri/das o)/rniqas, oi( de\ ta\s sunh/qeis *)ioka/llidos th=s e)n *le/rnh| parqe/nou, h(\n timw=si daimoni/ws.
Also in Photius mu222 Theodoridis (with other references there, including Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 14.655B-E [= 6.71 Kaibel]); and cf. Hesychius mu665 for the opening sentence only.
For Meleager [Author, Myth] see no.1 under mu 469. In Apollodorus his mother Althaia and wife Kleopatra hang themselves after his death, while other unspecified women are transformed into birds.
[1] Not that of Athens, surely (with which this material has no connection); but the location is left unspecified.
[2] Iokallis is otherwise unattested. For Lerna cf. under lambda 302 and upsilon 57; however, in the present context some would emend the toponym to Leros.
Keywords: aetiology; definition; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 April 2008@05:55:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 April 2008@12:05:49.
David Whitehead (another note) on 10 April 2008@02:42:22.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2013@09:00:05.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 January 2015@18:28:55.


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