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Hēlĭădĕs , um, f., = Ἡλιάδες,
I.daughters of Helios and sisters of Phaëthon, who were changed into poplars (acc. to others, into alders) and their tears into amber, Hyg. Fab. 154; Ov. M. 2, 340 (cf. Verg. A. 10, 190, with id. E. 6, 62): nemus Heliadum, i. e. poplar- or alder-grove, Ov. M. 10, 91: “Heliadum lacrimae,” i. e. amber, id. ib. 10, 263; “called also: Heliadum gemma,Mart. 9, 14, 6; “hence: capaces Heliadum crustae,” i. e. of amber, Juv. 5, 38.
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