Rhodopsis

Greek - A female slave. Wife of Charoxus. Charoxus, carrying wine to Egypt, ransomed this young slave-girl and married her. She became so wealthy that, on her death, some regarded one of the pyramids as her shrine. Another story says that, when she was bathing in the Nile, an eagle carried off one of her sandals and dropped it in the lap of the king, Psammeticos. When the king found the owner of the sandal, he married her. Occasionally referred to as Rhodopsis, Rhodope or Rhodope.

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