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PYRRHA

Wife of [DEUCALION], expert stone-thrower, and creator of the second human race.

The daughter of EPIMETHEUS and PANDORA, she was very pious and would never have looked in the box of her mother. She married her cousin DEUCALION and, when ills and misfortunes hit the Earth, helped him prepare for the Great Flood.

ZEUS let the waters roar down upon Earth, but was careful not to let a drop spill on PYRRHA and DEUCALION. They were the only mortals who'd never insulted him, so he decided to let them live. Sailing the waters in their little boat, PYRRHA and DEUCALION were the only survivors of a devastation which completely wiped out the wicked human race.

Given the task of populating the Earth, they were somewhat disappointed to learn this could be accomplished merely by throwing stones. Much quicker than the normal method but not nearly so much fun. Although as the waters receded a certain amount of grinding was inevitable.

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Article last updated on 12 February 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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