EURYCLEIA

ΕΥΡΥΚΛΕΙΑ

1. According to a Thessalian tradition, a daughter of Athamas and Themisto, and the wife of Melas, by whom she became the mother of Hyperes. (Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. iv. 221.)

2. A daughter of Ops, was purchased by Laërtes and brought up Telemachus. When Odysseus returned home, she recognized him, though he was in the disguise of a beggar, by a scar, and afterwards she faithfully assisted him against the suitors. (Hom. Od. i. 429, &c., iv. 742, &c., xix. 385, &c., xxii. xxiii.)