HARMONIA , inGreek
See also:mythology, according to one account the daughter of
See also:Ares and
See also:Aphrodite, and wife of
See also:Cadmus . When the
See also:government of
See also:Thebes was bestowed upon Cadmus by Athena,
See also:Zeus gave him Harmonia to wife . All the gods honoured the
See also:wedding with their presence . Cadmus (or one of the gods) presented the
See also:bride with a robe and necklace, the
See also:work of
See also:Hephaestus . This necklace brought misfortune to all who possessed it . With it Polyneices bribed
See also:Eriphyle to persuade her
See also:Amphiaraus to undertake the expedition against Thebes . It led to the
See also:death of Eriphyle, of
See also:Alcmaeon, of Phegeus and his sons . Even after it had been deposited in the
See also:temple of Athena Pronoia at
See also:Delphi, its baleful influence continued . Phayllus, one of the Phocian leaders in the Sacred War (352 B.C.) carried it off and gave it to his
See also:mistress . After she had worn it for a
See also:time, her son was seized with madness and set
See also:fire to the
See also:house, and she perished in the flames . According to another account, Harmonia belonged to
See also:Samothrace and was the daughter of Zeus and
See also:Electra, her
See also:brother Iasion being the founder of the mystic
See also:rites celebrated on the
See also:island (Diod . Sic. v .
48) . Finally, Harmonia is rationalized as closely allied to Aphrodite Pandemos, the love that unites all
See also:people, the personification of
See also:order and civic unity, corresponding to the
See also:Roman Concordia .
See also:Apollodorus iii . 4-7; Diod . Sic. iv . 65, 66;
See also:Parthenius, Erotica, 25; L . Preller, Griech . Mythol.; Crusius in Roscher's Lexikon .
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