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Eurynomê (, from , eurys, "broad" and , nomos, "pasture" or "law") is a name that refers to the following characters in Greek mythology:

  1. Eurynome, pre-Olympian queen and wife of Ophion
  2. Eurynome (Oceanid), mother of the Charites
  3. Eurynome or Eurymede, daughter of King Nisus of Megara and mother of Bellerophon by Poseidon or Glaucus.
  4. Eurynome, mother by the Persian Orchamus of Leucothoe whom Helios loved.
  5. Eurynome or Cleophyle, wife of Lycurgus of Arcadia and mother of Amphidamas, Epochus, Ancaeus, and Iasus. Elsewhere is also called Antinoe.
  6. Eurynome, daughter of Iphitus and mother of Adrastus of Argos by Talaus.
  7. Eurynome, waiting woman of Penelope in the Odyssey.
  8. Eurynome, a handmaiden of Harmonia.
  9. Eurynome, a Lemnian woman. The goddess Pheme paid a visit to her in the guise of her friend Neaera to inform her that Eurynome's husband Codrus was being unfaithful to her with a Thracian woman.
  10. Eurynome, an alternate name for Eidothea, the daughter of Proteus.
  11. Eurynome, a daughter of Asopus and mother of Ogygias by Zeus, according to a late source.
Eurynome (Oceanid)

Eurynome (; Greek: ) was a deity of ancient Greek religion worshipped at a sanctuary near the confluence of rivers called the Neda and the Lymax in classical Peloponnesus. She was represented by a statue of what we would call a mermaid. Tradition, as reported by the Greek traveller, Pausanias, identified her with the Oceanid, or “daughter of Ocean”, of Greek poetry.

Eurynome (disambiguation)

Eurynome may refer to:

  • Eurynome, name of multiple figures in Greek mythology
    • Eurynome (Oceanid), an archaic divine figure
  • Eurynome (Crustacea), a genus of crab in the family Pisidae
  • Eurynome, a genus of moth
    • Eurynome albella, a synonym for Elachista dasycara
  • 79 Eurynome, an asteroid
Eurynome (daughter of Nisus)
For others of this name see Eurynome

In Greek mythology, Eurynome was a daughter of Nisus, king of Megara, and mother of Bellerophon by Poseidon. According to the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women, Athena herself taught the girl handiwork. Sisyphus attempted to drive away her cattle, but ended up winning her as bride for his son Glaucus by the will of Athena. But Zeus had ordained that Sisyphus would not leave behind any progeny, and Eurynome lay instead with Poseidon, giving birth to Bellerophon.

Usage examples of "eurynome".

You don't even remember that your mother's name is Eurynome, not Eurymede!

It would have gone hardly with me had not Eurynome, daughter of the ever-encircling waters of Oceanus, and Thetis, taken me to their bosom.

Her name was Eurynome, and she built this palace for herself and her consort, the snake god Ophion.