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Erigone may refer to:

  • Erigone (Ἠριγόνη), the daughter of Icarius in Greek mythology. Icarius was from Athens. He was cordial towards Dionysus, who gave his shepherds wine. They became intoxicated and killed Icarius, thinking he had poisoned them. His daughter, Erigone, and her dog, Maera, found his body. Erigone hanged herself. Dionysus was angry and punished Athens with a plague; and caused insanity in all the unmarried women, of whom all committed suicide. Icarius was placed in the stars as the constellation Boötes.
  • Erigone, the daughter of Aegisthus and Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon, also in Greek mythology. With her half-brother, Orestes, she was the mother of Penthilus. She would have also been slain by Orestes along with her brother Aletes if not for the intervention of Diana, who rescued her and made her a priestess in Attica.[1]
  • 163 Erigone, an asteroid.
  • Erigone, a genus of spiders.

References Edit

  1. hyginus, fabulae 122
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