Callirrhoƫ (fair flowing) In Greek mythology, daughter of the river god Achelous; sister of Castalia and Peirene; unwittingly sent her
husband Alcmaeon to his death by persuading him to obtain Harmoniaā€™s necklace and robe from Alphesiboea. When Alphesiboeaā€™s brothers discovered the attempt, they murdered him. CallirrhoĆ« is also the name of a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of the three-headed cowherd Geryon, Cerberus, and Echidna, according to some accounts. The name is also that of a daughter of the Trojan river god Scamander; she was married to Tros and mother of Assaracus, Cleopatra, Ilus, and Ganymede. She killed herself, and a fountain in Attica is named after her.


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


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