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And to Sea ( Pontus) and Earth were born Phorcus, Thaumas, Nereus, Eurybia, and Ceto.1 Now to Thaumas and Electra were born Iris and the Harpies, Aello and Ocypete;2 and to Phorcus and Ceto were born the Phorcides and Gorgons,3 of whom we shall speak when we treat of Perseus.


1 As to the offspring of Sea ( Pontus, conceived as masculine) and Earth (conceived as feminine), see Hes. Th. 233ff.; Hyginus, Fab. p. 28, ed. Bunte.

2 As to the offspring of Thaumas and Electra, see Hes. Th. 265ff.

3 As to the parentage of the Phorcides and Gorgons, see Hes. Th. 270ff.; Hyginus, Fab. p. 29, ed. Bunte. As to the monsters themselves, see Apollod. 2.4.2ff.

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