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PASIPHAE

Daughter of Sun God [HELIOS] and [PERSE], one of the Sea [NYMPHS].

She married King MINOS of Crete and then it all turns into a load of old bull, which involves POSEIDON getting her to mate with an underwater bull (the CRETAN-BULL) which afterwards went mad.

She gave birth to the MINOTAUR which was rather maddening for her, as it may have eaten her. She also apparently gave birth to ARIADNE, who fell in love with THESEUS and married DIONYSUS.

These are only the bare outlines, the story has almost as many twists and turns as the labyrinth itself and we seem to have lost the thread. We've certainly lost PASIPHAE so we can be reasonably sure she was swallowed.

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Article last updated on 19 April 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT PASIPHAE : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : PASIPHAE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 376

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