Catalogue of Women/fr. 4

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Deucalion, during whose time the flood occurred, was the son of Prometheus. Most say that his mother was Clymene, Hesiod say Prynei, Acusilaus says Hesione the daughter of Oceanus. Deucalion married Pyrrha the daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora, who was given as wife to Epimetheus (as punishment for Prometheus' theft of fire). Two daughter, Protogeneia and Melantheia, were born to Deucalion, and two sons, Amphictyon and Hellen. People say that Hellen was actually the son of Zeus, and only Deucalion's son by name.

Source:Scholia on Homer, Odyssey 10.2.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • West, M.L. (1985) The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Its Nature, Structure, and Origins. Oxford. ISBN 0198140347.