Deidamia (taker of spoil) In Greek mythology, mistress of Achilles; daughter of Lycomedes, king of Scyros; mother of Neoptolemus (Pyrrhus). She was seduced by Achilles when he hid on the island of Scyros disguised as a woman. A second Deidamia was the daughter of Bellerophon and Philonoe; sister of Hippolochus, Isander, and Laodameia; married to Evander; and mother of Dyna, Pallantia, Pallas, Roma, and Sarpedon II. A third bearing the name was a daughter of Amyntor and Cleobule; sister of Crantor and Phoenix.


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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