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date: 28 February 2021

Pandrosuslocked

  • Emily Kearns

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Pandrosus, daughter of the Athenian king *Cecrops, to whom with her sisters *Aglaurus and Herse the infant *Erichthonius was entrusted. In some versions she was the only sister not to disobey *Athena's command not to open the chest in which the baby was concealed, which probably reflects her close association with Athena and the *Arrephoria rite and her role as a nurse of children.

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