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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol VIII:
Pseudo-Clementine Literature.: Chapter XIII

Early Church Fathers  Index     

p. 259 Chapter XIII.—Jupiter’s Amours Continued.

“‘Then he committed incest with his sister, who was born of Kronos and Thalasse, after the dismemberment of Kronos, and of whom were born Eros and Cypris, whom they call also Dodone.  Then, in the likeness of a satyr, he had intercourse with Antiope the daughter of Nycteus, of whom were born Amphion and Zethus.  And he embraced Alcmene, the wife of Amphitryon, in the form of her husband Amphitryon, of whom was born Hercules.  And, changed into an eagle, he approached Ægina, the daughter of Asclepius, of whom Æacus was born.  And in the form of a bear he lay with Amalthea the daughter of Phocus; and in a golden shower he fell upon Danae, the daughter of Acrisius, of whom sprang Perseus.  He became wild as a lion to Callisto the daughter of Lycaon and begat Arcus the second.  And with Europa the daughter of Phœnix he had intercourse by means of a bull, of whom sprang Minos, and Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon; and with Eurymedusa the daughter of Achelous, changing himself into an ant, of whom was born Myrmidon.  With a nymph of Hersæus, in the form of a vulture, from whom sprang the wise men of old in Sicily.  He came to Juno the earth-born in Rhodes, and of her were born Pargæus, Kronius, Kytis.  And he deflowered Ossia, taking the likeness of her husband Phœnix, of whom Anchinous was born to him.  Of Nemesis the daughter of Thestius, who is also thought to be Leda, he begot Helena, in the form of a swan or goose; and again, in the form of a star, he produced Castor and Polydeuces.  With Lamia he was transformed into a hoopoo.


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