Greek - A friend or maid-servant of Alcmene. Hera tried to prevent the birth of Heracles and, when Galanthis cried out that the birth had taken place, she turned the servant into a weasel or, in other accounts, a cat or a lizard. In some references, referred to as Galanthis, Galanthias, Galanthias, Galenthias, Galenthias, Galinthias, Galinthias, Galinthis or Galinthis.

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