PHOEBE

ΦΟΙΒΗ

1. A daughter of Uranus and Ge, became by Coeus the mother of Asteria and Leto. (Hes. Theog. 136, 404, &c.; Apollod. i. 1. § 3, 2. § 2.) According to Aeschylus (Eum. 6) she was in possession of the Delphic oracle after Themis, and prior to Apollo.

2. A daughter of Tyndareos and Leda, and a sister of Clytaemnestra. (Eurip. Iph. Aul. 50; Ov. Hieroid. viii. 77.)

3. A Hamadryad nymph married to Danaus. (Apollod. ii. 1. § 5.)

4. A daughter of Leucippus, and sister of Hilaeira, a priestess of Athena, was carried off with her sister by the Dioscuri, and became by Polydeuces the mother of Mnesileos. (Apollod. iii. 10. § 3; Paus. ii. 22. § 6; comp. DIOSCURI.)

5. An Amazon who was slain by Heracles. (Diod. iv. 16.)

6. A surname of Artemis in her capacity as the godddess of the moon (Luna), the moon being regarded as the female Phoebus or sun. (Virg. Georg. i. 431, Aen. x. 215; Ov. Heroid. xx. 229.)