Aethra

Greek - A princess of Troezen. Daughter of Pittheus. Mother of Theseus. She was seduced by Aegeus or, some say, by Poseidon who fathered Theseus on her, but Aegeus accepted the boy as his own son. In other stories, she was married to Aegeus. In some versions she looked after the young Helen when she was abducted by Theseus. When Helen's brothers, Castor and Polydeuces, rescued their sister, they took Aethra as a slave and she went to Troy with Helen. There she raised Munychus, the illegitimate son of Acamas and Laodice. She was freed by Acamas and Demophon when the city fell to the Greeks. In some accounts, referred to as Aethra, Aithra, Aithra, Athra, Athra, Pleione, Pleione, Aethra or Queen of Sailing.
Greek - A nymph, one of the Oceanides. Daughter of Oceanus and Doris. Mother of the Hyades, Pleiades and, some say, the Hesperides by Atlas. Also commonly known as Aethra, Aithra, Aithra, Athra, Athra, Pleione, Pleione, Aethra or Queen of Sailing.

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