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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 3 (search)
udes briefly to the divine parentage of the
animal （Hom. Il. 22.346ff.）, without
giving particulars to the quaint and curious myth with which he was probably acquainted.
That myth, one of the most savage of all the stories of ancient Greece, was revealed by later writers. See Paus. 8.25.4-10; Paus. 8.42.1-6;
Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 153; compare Scholiast on Hom. Il.
23.346. The story was told at two places in the highlands of Arcadia: one was Thelpusa in the beautiful vale of the
Ladon: the other was Phigalia,
where the shallow cave of the goddess mother of the horse was shown far down the face of
a cliff in the wild romantic gorge of the Neda. The cave still exists, though the
goddess is gone: it has been converted into a tiny chapel of Christ and
St. John. See Frazer, commentary on Pausanias,
vol. iv. pp. 406ff. According to Diod. 4.65.9 Adrastus returned to
Argos. But Pausanias