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Greek Gods and Goddess: Eurymede

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Introduction to Eurymede

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Eurymede and the myths and legends surrounding Eurymede, Eurymede relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Eurymede

Was one of the sisters of Meleager and the daughter of Oeneus and Althaea, her others sisters, were, Melanippe, Perimede and maybe Mothone; they mourned so much after Meleager died, that Artemis changed them into guineafowl and placed them at her shrine on Leros, where she was worshipped as the Maiden [Virgin]. I suspect that the birds were associated with Artemis, under the constellation we often commonly call the Hen and her chicks, otherwise known as the Pleiades, especially as guineafowl are monogamous and tend to live in small groups or larger flocks. But Artemis was not only a protector of virgins, but she was also closely associated with Bear cults, for a more indepth discussion see Artemis.

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