previous next




A king of Plataea in Boeotia, remarkable for his wisdom. By his advice, Zeus pretended to be contracting a second marriage when Heré had quarrelled with and left him. The scheme succeeded, and the goddess became reconciled to her spouse (Pausan. ix. 3). This monarch is said to have given name to the wellknown mountain-range in Boeotia.


A lofty range of mountains, separating Boeotia from Megaris and Attica. It was sacred to Dionysus and the Muses, and was celebrated for the death of Pentheus (q.v.) and Actaeon (q.v.). Here was celebrated the festival called Daedala (q.v.).

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: