Template:Orphan Eulimene was the name of two characters in Greek mythology.

1. Eulimene, one of the Nereids.[1][2]

2. Eulimene was a Cretan girl, daughter of Cydon, and betrothed to Apterus. In spite of this she had an affair with another man, Lycastus. When Cydon consulted the oracles to discover how to best his enemies they told him to sacrifice a virgin. He cast lots on all the virgins of the area, and the fatal lot was cast upon his own daughter. Even though Lycastus confessed to having slept with her, she was still condemned to death, after which an examination of her body proved that she had been pregnant.[3]

References Edit

  1. Apollodorus, Library, 1.2.7
  2. Hesiod, Theogony, 240
  3. Parthenius, Love Stories, XXXV. The Story of Eulimene
de:Eulimene (Tochter des Kydon)


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