Τυρώ. Cp. Schol. H. T. “ταύτην ἐπωνύμως οὕτω καλεῖσθαί φασι διὰ τὴν λευκότητα”, the name no doubt coming from “τυρός”, and meaning ‘fair-faced,’ lit. ‘curd-white.’ She was the daughter of the Thessalian Salmoneus and wife of Cretheus, the founder of Iolcus. By Poseidon she became mother of Pelias and Neleus; by her husband Cretheus, of Aeson, Pheres, and Amythaon. Cretheus was brother to Salmoneus, both being sons of Aeolus by Laodice; so that, like Arete, Tyro married her uncle. Salmoneus, who originally lived in Thessaly, migrated afterwards to Elis, where he built a city Salmone. The river Enipeus rises in Mount Othrys in Thessaly, and, after receiving the waters of the Apidanus, falls into the Peneus; but as Salmoneus had two homes, one in Thessaly and the other in Elis so we find the name of the river on which his Elean city, Salmone, was built was also called Eni peus.εὐπατέρειαν. With this form compare “εὐρυόδεια, κυανοπρῴρειος”, and, perhaps, “ἠυγένειος”. It is used as an epithet of Helen in Il.6. 292; Od.22. 227.
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