PERSE

ΠΕΡΣΗ

A daughter of Oceanus, and wife of Helios, by whom she became the mother of Aeetes and Circe. (Hom. Od. x. 139; Hes. Theog. 356, 956.) She is further called the mother of Pasiphae (Apollod. i. 9. § 1, iii. 1. § 2 ; Hygin. Praef.), Perses (Apollod. i. 9, in fin.), and Aloeus (Tzetz. ad Lyc. 174). Homer and Apollonius Rhodius (iv. 591) call her Perse, while others call her Perseis (comp. Tzetz. ad Lyc. 798) or Persea. (Virg. Cir. 66.)