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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 (Κηφεύς). 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 Smith, Ed.

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 same person. 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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