Alcippe or Alkippê (Ἀλκίππη) was a name attributed to a number of figures in Greek mythology.[1]

  • Alcippe, the daughter of Ares and Aglaulus. When Halirrhotius, son of Poseidon, raped her (or merely attempted to), Ares killed him, a crime for which he was tried in a court, the first trial in history, which took place on the hill near the Acropolis of Athens named Areopagus, named, according to this etiological myth, after Ares. He was acquitted in court by all of the other Olympian gods.[2][3]
  • Alcippe, a maiden (sometimes said to be a daughter of Hermes and Ocyrhoe) who had sex with her own brother, Astraeus, unwittingly. When Astraeus became aware of what he had done, he threw himself into a river, which received from him the name of Astraeus, but was in later times called Caicus.[4]
  • Alcippe, an Amazon who vowed to remain a virgin. She was killed by Heracles during his ninth labor.[5]
  • Alcippe, the mother of Daedalus by Eupalamus, son of Metion.[6]
  • Alcippe, one of the Alcyonides, daughters of Alcyoneus. Along with her sisters she threw herself into the sea and was turned into a kingfisher.[7]
  • Alcippe, one of the attendants of Helen.[8]
  • Alcippe, daughter of Oenomaus. She married Evenus, son of Ares and Sterope and bore a daughter Marpessa.[9]


  1. Template:Cite encyclopedia
  2. Pausanias, Description of Greece i. 21. § 7
  3. Apollodorus, iii. 14. § 2
  4. Plutarch, De Fluv. 21
  5. Diodorus Siculus. Library of History, 4.16.3.
  6. Apollodorus. The Library [1]
  7. Theoi Project - Nymphai Alkyonides
  8. Homer. Odyssey, 4.120.
  9. Plutarch. Greek and Roman Parallel Stories, 40.

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