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Io (Greek mythological character)

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Personal name headingIo (Greek mythological character)
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Variant(s)Callithyia (Greek mythological character)
Found inLully, Jean-Baptiste. Isis, 2014: Acteurs de la trageĢdie (Io, nymphe, fille de fleuve Inachus)
Wikipedia, August 4, 2017 (Io, one of the mortal lovers of Zeus; ancestor of many kings and heros; in some versions of the story she was transformed into a cow, and pursued by a gadfly across the Bosporus to Egypt; may be identical to Callithyia, daughter of Peiranthus)
The Oxford classical dictionary, 1996 (Io, in mythology, priestess of Hera at the Argive Heraion, daughter of Iasus or the river Inachus (tragedy). Zeus seduces her but when Hera discovers, she is transformed into a white cow by Zeus or by Hera, and tethered to an olive-tree in the Heraion grove with the monster Argos as guard. Hermes kills Argos, but Hera inflicts a gadfly upon the bovine Io, who now wanders distraught around the world until finally she comes to Egypt, where with a touch of his hand Zeus restores her)
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