Althaea

Greek - A name of Eurynome as 'she who causes growth'. Sometimes identified as Althaea, Althaia, Althaia, Althaea, Althaea, Althea, Althea, Althaea or Althaea.
Greek - Daughter of Thestius and Eurythemis. Sister of Plexippus and Toxeus. Wife of Oeneus. Mother of Deianeira, Gorge, Melanippus, Meleager and Tydeus. Her daughter Deianeira (later to be the wife of Heracles) was said to be the daughter of Dionysus, and Meleager was said to be the son of Ares. When Meleager was born, the Fates decreed that he would die when a piece of wood they threw on the fire was completely burnt away. Althaea doused the flames and hid the brand, but when Meleager killed her brothers after a quarrel arising out of the hunt for the Calydonian boar, she threw it back on the fire and as it burnt away Meleager died. She hanged herself in remorse. Some of her daughters were changed into guinea fowl by Artemis. In some accounts she was the mother of Atabyrius. In some references, known as Althaea, Althaia, Althaia, Althaea, Althaea, Althea, Althea, Althaea or Althaea.

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