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Lampetia is complaining to Apollo, John Flaxman 1810


In Greek mythology, Lampetia ("shining") was the daughter of Helios and Neaera; she was the personification of light. With her sister, Phaethusa, she guarded the cattle of Thrinacia. She told her father when Odysseus' men slaughtered some of his cattle which were ageless and deathless, like a forbidden fruit. Her father asked the gods to avenge his cattle's deaths. Zeus then sent a lightning bolt down and a storm, killing all of Odysseus' men, while their doom was portended by the meat writhing and lowing on the spits.

Odyssey XII, 375.


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