Automedusa (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Automedusa (Ancient Greek: Αὐτομεδούσης or Αὐτομέδουσα) was a Megarian princess as the daughter of King Alcathous, son of Pelops, either by his first wife Pyrgo or second wife, Evaechme, daughter of King Megareus of Megara or Onchestus.[1] Thus, she was the sister of Ischepolis,[2] Callipolis,[3] Iphinoe[1] and Periboea.[4][5] Automedusa married Heracles's half-brother Iphicles and had by him a son Iolaus, who became the charioteer of Heracles.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.43.4
  2. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.43.2
  3. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.42.6 & 1.43.5
  4. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.12.7
  5. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.42.2 & 4
  6. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2.4.11

ReferencesEdit

  • Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
  • Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.