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In Greek mythology, the name Periclymenus /ˌpɛrɪˈklɪmɪnəs/ (Ancient Greek: Περικλύμενος Periklymenos) may refer to:

Periclymenus, a son of Neleus (the son of Poseidon) and Chloris.[1][2] He was one of the Argonauts.[3][4][5][6] His grandfather, Poseidon gave him the ability to shapeshift into various animals. He was killed by Herakles at Pylos, although he tried to escape in the form of an eagle.[7][8][9][10] He was the father of Penthilos[11] or by Pisidice, of Borus, the father of Penthilus.[12]
Periclymenus, a defender of Thebes in the war of the Seven against Thebes, and would-be killer of Amphiaraus. He was the son of Poseidon and Chloris, daughter of Tiresias of Thebes. Amphiaraus was swallowed by the earth before Periclymenus could kill him though.[13][14] It was either this Periclymenus or Asphodicus that killed Parthenopaeus.[15]
Periclymenus, a suitor of Penelope, from Zacynthus.[16]
Periclymenus or simply Clymenus, father of Erginus who was usually conflated with another Erginus, one of the Argonauts.

In popular culture

In The Son of Neptune, the second book in the Heroes of Olympus series, Frank Zhang is revealed to be a descendant of Periclymenus (and thus a legacy of Poseidon) and has the same ability to shape-shift.
Notes

Homer, Odyssey 11.285
Hesiod, Ehoiai fr. 33(a)
Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1.156
Hyginus, Fabulae 14
Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 1.388
Argonautica Orphica 155
Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.556
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.9 & 2.7.3
Hyginus, Fabulae 10
Nonnus, Dionysiaca 43.247
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.18.8
Scholia on Plato, Symposium 208d citing Hellanicus
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.6.8
Pindar, Nemean Ode 9.57 ff. with scholia
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 9.18.6

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca Epitome 7.26-30

Sources

Apollodorus 1.9.9

Homer, Odyssey 11.281
Next I saw lovely Chloris, whom Neleus
married because she was so beautiful,
after he'd given countless courtship gifts.
She was the youngest child of Amphion,
son of Iasus, once the mighty king
of Minyan Orchomenus.  As queen in Pylos,
she bore her husband splendid children—
Nestor, Chromius, noble Periclymenus,
and lovely Pero, a mortal wonder,    
so much so that all the neighbouring men
sought her hand in marriage.

References

Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica translated by Robert Cooper Seaton (1853-1915), R. C. Loeb Classical Library Volume 001. London, William Heinemann Ltd, 1912. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica. George W. Mooney. London. Longmans, Green. 1912. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica translated by Mozley, J H. Loeb Classical Library Volume 286. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1928. Online version at theio.com.
Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Argonauticon. Otto Kramer. Leipzig. Teubner. 1913. Latin text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Hesiod, Catalogue of Women from Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica translated by Evelyn-White, H G. Loeb Classical Library Volume 57. London: William Heinemann, 1914. Online version at theio.com
Homer, The Odyssey with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, PH.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1919. ISBN 978-0674995611. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
Nonnus of Panopolis, Dionysiaca translated by William Henry Denham Rouse (1863-1950), from the Loeb Classical Library, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1940. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
Nonnus of Panopolis, Dionysiaca. 3 Vols. W.H.D. Rouse. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1940-1942. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Pindar, Odes translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien. 1990. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
Pindar, The Odes of Pindar including the Principal Fragments with an Introduction and an English Translation by Sir John Sandys, Litt.D., FBA. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1937. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses translated by Brookes More (1859-1942). Boston, Cornhill Publishing Co. 1922. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses. Hugo Magnus. Gotha (Germany). Friedr. Andr. Perthes. 1892. Latin text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
The Orphic Argonautica, translated by Jason Colavito. © Copyright 2011. Online version at the Topos Text Project.

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