In Greek mythology, the name Echion /ɛˈkɒn/ (Ancient Greek: Ἐχῑ́ων (gen.: Ἐχίονος), derivative of ἔχις echis "viper"[1]) referred to five different beings:

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Robert Graves. The Greek Myths (1960)
  2. ^ Claudian, Gigantomachy 104.
  3. ^ Bane, Theresa, Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore 63.
  4. ^ Apollodorus, 3.4.1; Hyginus, Fabulae 178; Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.126
  5. ^ Pausanias, 9.5.2
  6. ^ Pseudo-Scymnos, Circuit de la terre 535 ff.; Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Echinos
  7. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, 1.52–56
  8. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 173
  9. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 5.20 ff.
  10. ^ Peter Carey: A Literary Companion 73
  11. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 7.26–27
  12. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 7.33

ReferencesEdit

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