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Konohanasakuya-hime: Tale of Japanese Goddess of Mount Fuji

Daughter of Oyamatsumi-no-kami, a mountain deity; also Ninigi-no-mikoto’s wife, and mother to the quarreling deities Hoderi and Ho-ori. Sometimes also called Kami Ata-tsu-hime. Ōyama-tsumi gave his two daughters, Iwa-naga-hime (Long-rock princess—also a play on “long life”) and Konohanasakuya-hime (Flower-blossom princess) as wives to Ninigi-nomikoto after he descended to earth at Himuka. Ninigi returned the older …

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Admete: Daughter of King Eurystheus or Oceanid Nymph

Admete, daughter of King Eurystheus Admete (or Admeta) is the daughter of Eurystheus and Antimache. Heracles was obliged by her father King Eurystheus to fetch for her the girdle of Ares, which was worn by Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons. (Apollod. 2.5.9.) According to Tzetzes (ad Lycophr. 1327), she accompanied Heracles on this expedition. There was …

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Acontius and Cyddipe: Marriage Vow Enforced by Artemis

Acontius (sometimes Akontius) was a beautiful youth of the island of Ceos. On one occasion he came to Delos to celebrate the annual festival of Artemis (or Diana), and fell in love with Cydippe, the daughter of a noble Athenian. When he saw her sitting in the temple attending to the sacrifice she was offering, …

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