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Menippe

by Micha F. Lindemans
The daughter of Orion, and sister of Metioche. Both sisters were endowed by Aphrodite with great beauty, and equaled Artemis in the womanly crafts. When the region where they were born, Aonia, at the base of the Helicon, was struck by the plague, they voluntarily sacrificed themselves to the gods of the underworld in order to avert the plague. After their deaths they were given a place among the stars.

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