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Evadne

by Micha F. Lindemans
  1. The daughter of Poseidon and mother by Apollo of Iamus, whom she exposed out of shame.
  2. The daughter of Iphis and wife of Capaneus. When Capaneus was killed at the siege of Thebes -- he was struck by a lightning bolt -- she threw herself on his funeral pyre and perished 1.

1. This act is unique in Greek legend and is somewhat doubtful. The bodies of persons slain by lightning were not burned but buried where they fell.


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