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Iphimedeia

or IPHI'MEDE (Ἰφιμέδεια, Ἰφιμέδη), a daughter of Triops, and the wife of Aloeus. Being in love with Poseidon, she often walked to the sea, and collected its waters in her lap, whence she became, by Poseidon, the mother of the Aloadae, Otus and Ephialtes. When Iphimedeia and her daughter, Pancratis, celebrated the orgies of Dionysus on Mount Drius, they were carried off by Thracian pirates to Naxos or Strongyle; but both were delivered by the Aloadae. The tomb of Iphimedeia and her sons was shown at Anthedon. She was worshipped as a heroine at Mylasia in Caria, and was represented by Polygnotus in the Lesche at Delphi. (Hom. Od. 11.304; Apollod. 1.7.4; Diod. 5.50; Hyg. Fab. 28; Paus. 9.22.5, 10.28. in fin.; Pind. P. 7.89.)

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