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Cedalion

by Micha F. Lindemans

A servant of the smith-god Hephaestus. When Orion was blinded by King Oenopion of Chios for raping his daughter, he went to Lemnos where he received Cedalion from Hephaestus to be his guide. Carrying Cedalion on his shoulders, the youth guided Orion and led him to Helios who restored his sight (Astronomica II, 36).


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