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Haemon

Andrew Brown

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics


Published online December 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199381135 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.2916

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Haemon (Αἵμων), (1) eponym of Haemonia, i.e. *Thessaly, and father of Thessalus (Rhianus fr. 25 Powell). (2) Grandson of *Cadmus: leaving *Thebes (1) on account of homicide, he came to Athens, and his descendants went successively to *Rhodes and *Acragas. (3) Son of the Theban *Creon (1): early epic seems to place him in the generation of *Oedipus: he was apparently killed by the *Sphinx (Oidipodeia fr.

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Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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