Eurybia (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Eurybia /jʊəˈrɪbiə/ (Ancient Greek: Εὐρυβία, Εὐρυβίη, meaning "wide-force"), described as "[having] a heart of flint within her",[1] was the daughter of Pontus and Gaia,[2] consort to the Titan Crius, and mother of Astraeus, Perses, and Pallas.[3] She was known as the goddess of mastery of the seas, or power over them—particularly external factors like the winds or rising of the constellations. An older, relatively minor deity, her role in most mythology is as the ancestor of other gods.

Thespius's daughter is also named Eurybia. She bore Heracles a son, Polylaus.

Family tree[edit]

Family of Eurybia and Crius
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pontus
 
Gaia
 
Uranus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eurybia
 
Crius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astraeus
 
Eos
 
Perses
 
Asteria
 
Pallas
 
Styx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boreas
 
 
Astraea
 
 
Phainon
 
Hecate
 
 
Zelus
 
 
 
 
 
Scylla
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phaethon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nike
 
 
 
 
 
Fontes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eurus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pyroeis
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kratos
 
 
 
 
 
Lacus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zephyrus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eosphorus
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stilbon
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 233-239.
  2. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 233-239; Apollodorus, 1.2.6.
  3. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 375-377: "And Eurybia, bright goddess, was joined in love to Crius and bore great Astraeus, and Pallas, and Perses who also was eminent among all men in wisdom"; Apollodorus, 1.2.2.

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