About Clymene / Asia - Κλυμένη / Ασία Oceanide, Sea Nymph
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Klumhnh Klymenê Clymene Fame (klymenos)
Asih Asia Asiê, Asia Asia Of Lydia or Anatolia
Clymene, Athenian red-figure hydria C5th B.C.,
Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe
KLYMENE (or Clymene) was the Titan goddess of renown, fame and infamy. She was one of the elder Okeanides, wife of the Titan Iapetos, mother of the Titanes Prometheus and Atlas and the ancestress of all mankind. Like the Titan-wives she was probably an earth-goddess, her name bringing to mind "Klymenos," a common euphemistic title of the god Haides.
Klymene was also named Asia, and in this guise portrayed as the eponymous goddess of the region of Anatolia (i.e. Asia Minor). It should be noted that it was only later that geographers applied this name to the continent.
Klymene was also depicted as a handmaiden of the goddess Hera. In the vase-painting right she stands beside Hera at the judgement of Paris, and probably symbolises the fame of rulership which Hera promises the prince in return for the golden apple.
Asia-Klymene was frequently confounded with Asia-Hesione the wife of Prometheus. It is also unlikely that she was ever identified with the nymph Klymene loved by the god Helios, despite their common name and parentage.
[1.1] OKEANOS & TETHYS (Hesiod Theogony 507, Apollodorus 1.8, Nonnus Dionysiaca 38.108)
[1.1] ATLAS, PROMETHEUS, EPIMETHEUS, MENOITIOS (by Iapetos) (Hesiod Theogony 508, Apollodorus 1.8)
[1.2] PROMETHEUS, EPIMETHEUS (Lycophron 1282 & 1411)
[1.3] PROMETHEUS, EPIMETHEUS (by Iapetos) (Hyginus Preface)
A′SIA (Asia). A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, who became by Japetus the mother of Atlas, Prometheus, and Epimetheus. (Hesiod. Theog. 359; Apollod. i. 2. § 2, &c.) According to some traditions the continent of Asia derived its name from her. (Herod. iv. 45.) There are two other mythical personages of this name. (Hygin. Fab. Praef. p. 2; Tzetzes, ad Lycoph. 1277.)
CLY′MENE (Klumenê). A daughter of Oceanus and Thetys, and the wife of Japetus, by whom she became the mother of Atlas, Prometheus. and others. (Hesiod. Theog. 351, 507; comp.Virg. Georg. iv. 345; Schol. ad Pind. Ol. ix. 68; Hygin. Fab. 156.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
the Oceanid Clymene of Greek Myth1
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Father the Titan Oceanus of Greek Myth1
Mother the Titaness Tethys of Greek Myth1
The Oceanid Clymene of Greek Myth was the daughter of the Titan Oceanus of Greek Myth and the Titaness Tethys of Greek Myth.1 The Oceanid Clymene of Greek Myth married the Titan Iapetus of Greek Myth, son of the Heaven Uranus of Greek Myth and the Earth Goddess Gaia of Greek Myth.1,2 The Oceanid Clymene of Greek Myth was the personification of fame and infamy.2 She married the Titan Prometheus of Greek Myth, son of the Titan Iapetus of Greek Myth and the Oceanid Clymene of Greek Myth.3
Family 1 the Titan Prometheus of Greek Myth
Child Deucalion of Greek Myth+ 3
Family 2 the Titan Iapetus of Greek Myth
Children the Titan Atlas of Greek Myth+ 1
the Titan Prometheus of Greek Myth+ 1
the Titan Epimetheus of Greek Myth+ 4
[S289] Greek Mythology Link, online http://hsa.brown.edu/~maicar/index.html
[S1333] Theoi Project, online www.theoi.com\index.htm, KLYMENE.
[S289] Greek Mythology Link, online http://hsa.brown.edu/~maicar/index.html, Deucalion.
[S1078] Plato and his dialogues, online http://phd.evansville.edu/tools/index.htm
Clymene / Asia - Κλυμένη / Ασία Oceanide, Sea Nymph's Timeline
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