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(Greek Mortal) ALOPE

The daughter of Gercyon, who was the son of Poseidon. Alope did naughties with her grandad and their son became her dads step-brother. Talk about family problems.

Even more mind boggling is how Poseidon managed to get his wicked way disguised as a Kingfisher, but somehow he managed it and Hippothoon was conceived.

Abandoned in the mountains to avoid embarresment, or worse, Hippothoon was suckling a wild mare when he was found by two sheppards who immediately came to blows over adoption rights.

It seems they were more interested in the expensive looking robe the child was wrapped in than his actual well being and things became so intense their buddies dragged them in front of King Gercyon's court of custody before they killed each other.

Unfortuntely for Alope the king recognized baby Hippothoun's clothes as bits of her robe and was furious, but i can't help but think that burying her alive was a tad extreme.

But it's not all bad news. Theseus was in the middle of his big Troezen to Athens bandit bashing march and he was on a roll. Cercyon had a habit of challenging passers by to wrestling matches to the death with his Kingdom as the prize and was unbeaten... until now. Brother Theseus defeated brother Gercyon and handed the kingdom to brother Hippothoon, and none of them even knew they were brothers.

Poor Alope, in the meantime, had become Alope spring on the road to Eleusis after dying of suffocation. It seems Poseidon thought this consolation enough for all the trouble he had caused.
Family Tree ...
Parents : Gercyon
Spouse : Don't know, sorry. But she was God-fondled by Poseidon
Offspring : Hippothoon (by Poseidon)
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'ALOPE' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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