(Αὐτονόη; Autonóē). Daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, sister of Semele, Agave and Ino ( Leucothea), wife of Aristaeus, mother of Actaeon (Hes. Theog. 977; Apollod. 3,26; 30; Hyg. Fab. 184). In Euripides' Bacchae she leads a thiasos of Theban Maenads (230; 680; Ov. Met. 3,720). Following the death of her son, she goes to Megara; her tomb is mentioned by Pausanias (1,44,5).
A. Kossatz-Deissman, s.v. Autonoe, LIMC 3.1, 64f.
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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH),
Brill’s New Pauly
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