Electra (Pleiad)

The Pleiad Electra (/ɪˈlɛktrə/; Greek: Ἠλέκτρα, Ēlektra "amber", "shining," and "bright.") of Greek mythology was one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Electra was the wife of Corythus, to whom she bore Iasion. She was seduced by Zeus and gave birth to Dardanus.[1] One author claim that Dardanus' real father was Corythus.[2]

The Pleiades

MythologyEdit

According to one legend, she was the lost Pleiad, disappearing in grief after the destruction of Troy. She was called Atlantis by Ovid, personifying the family of Pleiades.

Family treeEdit

OceanusTethys
AtlasPleioneScamanderIdaeaSimoeis
Zeus/JupiterElectraTeucer
DardanusBatea
IlusErichthoniusAstyoche
CallirrhoeTros
IlusGanymedeAssaracusHieromneme
LaomedonThemisteCapys
PriamAnchisesAphrodite/VenusLatinus
Creusa of TroyAeneasLavinia
AscaniusSilvius
SilviusAeneas Silvius
Brutus of BritainLatinus Silvius
Alba
Atys
Capys
Capetus
Tiberinus Silvius
Agrippa
Romulus Silvius
Aventinus
Procas
NumitorAmulius
Ares/MarsRhea Silvia
HersiliaRomulusRemus

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Servius, Commentary on Virgil's Aeneid 3.167, 7.207, 10.719
  2. ^ Lactantius, Divine Institutes 1.23 "But according to some authorities, Dardanus and Iasius were sons of Coritus, not of Jupiter. For if it had been so, Jupiter could not have formed that unchaste connection with Ganymede, his own descendant."

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