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(Ἐνδυµίων [Endymíōn], Latin Endymion)

A. Myth

Greek myth gives as the parents of E. Aethlios, son of Zeus – or (in Apollod. 1,7,5) Zeus himself – and Calyce, daughter of Aeolus. As the future king of Elis, according to legend he led the Aeolians out of Thessaly and added Olympia to his realm by driving out the Cretan king Clymenes. He invited his three sons by Asterodia (other names: Chromia or Hyperippe), Aetolus, Paeon and Epius, to a contest for the successio…

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Föcking, Marc, “Endymion”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e330360>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111

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