Chrysopeleia

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In Greek mythology, Chrysopeleia (/ˌkrɪspɪˈlə/; Greek Χρυσοπέλεια) was a Hamadryad nymph.

The most prolonged account of her is given in John Tzetzes' scholia on Lycophron, and runs as follows; the tree in which Chrysopeleia dwelt was put in danger by the waters of a flooding river. She was rescued by Arcas, who happened to be hunting in the neighborhood: he rerouted the river and secured the tree with a dam. Chrysopeleia became his lover and bore him two sons, Apheidas and Elatus.[1]

Chrysopeleia is also mentioned in the Bibliotheca as one of the possible spouses of Arcas.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 480 (with a reference to Eumelus of Corinth)
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 9. 1