Alope

Alope (vixen) In Greek mythology, daughter of Cercyon of Eleusis and, by Poseidon, mother of Hippothoon. After Hippothoon’s birth she exposed him in the woods to die. When Alope’s father learned of this, he planned to kill her, but Poseidon saved her by changing her into a fountain. Hippothoon was saved by some shepherds and was placed by Theseus on his grandfather’s throne.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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