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Pierĭdes

Πιερίδες).


1.

See Musae; Pieria.


2.

The nine daughters of Pierus, king of Emathia, to whom he gave the name of the nine Muses. They entered into a contest with the Muses, and, being defeated, were changed into birds (Ovid, Met. v. 300-678; Pausan. ix. 29, 2).

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