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Aganippe

by Micha F. Lindemans
A nymph, the daughter of the river-deity Ternessus. She resides in the well Aganippe near Thespiae, at the base of the mountain Helicon in Boeotia. The horse Pegasus supposedly created this well with his hooves.

This fountain was also dedicated to the Muses because it imparted poetic inspiration. Hence the Muses are sometimes called Aganippides.


Article details:

  • Pronunciation:
    ag'-uh-nip-ee
  • Etymology:
    Mare who kills mercifully

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