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Headword: Ἱππεία Ἀθηνᾶ
Adler number: iota,542
Translated headword: Athena Hippia, Athena-of-Horses
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
They say she is a daughter of Poseidon and Polyphe[1], daughter of Ocean; she was the first to use a chariot and was called "of-Horses" because of this.
Greek Original:
Ἱππεία Ἀθηνᾶ: ταύτην Ποσειδῶνος εἶναί φασι θυγατέρα καὶ Πολύφης τῆς Ὠκεανοῦ: ἅρμα δὲ πρώτην κατασκευάσασαν διὰ τοῦτο Ἱππείαν κληθῆναι.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. Hippia Athena (commenting on this phrase in Isaeus fr. 85 Sauppe).
[1] Other lexica give the name as Koryphe.
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; mythology; religion; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2000@11:08:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 2 August 2003@21:43:03.
David Whitehead (modified notes; augmented keywords) on 3 August 2003@03:47:31.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 July 2011@05:56:08.

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