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Pandareōs

Πανδάρεως). A native of Miletus, the son of Merops, who stole from Minos of Crete a living dog made of gold, the work of Hephaestus, which was the guardian of the temple of Zeus, and gave it to Tantalus to keep it safely. When Zeus demanded the dog back, Pandareos fled with his wife Harmothoë to Sicily, where both were turned into stones. (For his daughter Aëdon, see Aëdon.) Of his two other daughters (Meropé and Cleodora, or Camira and Clytea), Homer ( Od. xx. 66-78) relates that they were brought up by Aphrodité after their early bereavement, and were endowed by Heré with beauty and wisdom, by Artemis with lofty stature, and by Athené with skill in handiwork; but while their foster-mother went to Olympus to implore Zeus to grant the maidens happy marriages, they were carried off by the Harpies, and delivered to the Erinyes as servants, and thus expiated their father's guilt (Odyss. xx. 65- 78; Pausan. x. 30, 1).

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