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date: 01 December 2022



  • Madeleine Jost


In Homer (Il. 23. 346–7), Arion (Ἀρείων) is the ‘swift horse’, ‘divine in origin’, of *Adrastus (1). His mythological origins lie in *Arcadia. According to Pausanias (8. 25. 5), he was born at Thelpusa from the union of *Demeter and *Poseidon: Demeter transformed herself into a filly to escape Poseidon, who then changed himself into a horse to unite with her. Arion belonged successively to Poseidon himself, to Copreus, *Heracles and *Adrastus (1) (schol.


  • Greek Myth and Religion

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