Mythology & Beliefs: Cepheus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Cepheus was the king of Ethiopia; father of Andromeda.
Cepheus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
1. A son of Belus and husband of Cassiepeia, was king of
Ethiopia and father of Andromeda. (Apollod. 2.1.4, 4.3; Hdt.
7.61; Tac. Hist. 5.2.) 2. A son of Aleus and Neaera or
Cleobule, and an Argonaut from Tegea in Arcadia, of which lie
was king. He had twenty sons and two daughters, and nearly all
of his sons perished in an expedition which they had
undertaken with Heracles. The town of Caphyae was believed to
have derived its name from him. (Apollod. 1.9.16, 2.7.3,
3.9.1; Apollon. 1.161; Hyg. Fab. 14; Paus. 8.8.3, 23.3.) 3.
One of the Calydonian hunters. (Apollod. 1.8.2.) - A
Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William
Cepheus in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Cepheus was ruler of Ethiopia.
Cepheus' parentage is usually given as Belus and Achiroe,
making him the brother of Danaus, King of Libya, and Aegyptus,
King of Egypt. However, it is not clear if this Cepheus is the
same as the more well-known Cepheus, who features in the
Perseus legend as the husband of Cassiopeia and father of
Andromeda, and whose brother Phineus expected to marry
Andromeda. This other Cepheus is given as a son of Agenor (not
the father of Cadmus and Europa). The two Aethiopian kings
named Cepheus are separated by several generations, and it is
not clear if the mythographers intended them to be one and the
The first Cepheus (son of Belus) has a wife named Iope. This
Cepheus was possibly the grandfather of the second Cepheus, if
Agenor was his son.
The second Cepheus (son of Agenor), was the husband of
Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda. - Wikipedia
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