PERS8, PERS9, and NEST1 (Apollod. 1.9.9, Paus. 1.22.7)
Posted by lbowman on 06 Aug 2018 in Activity log
From D K-T: "I came across two Perseus' and currently both PERS8 and PERS9 are bleeding together as the same person. I believe that Perseus 8 is the hero and Perseus 9 is an additional one. This makes me think that PERS9 should have Nestor as his father, as his description suggests despite the fact that he is currently missing a genealogy, and that PERS8 should be removed from Nestor (NEST1)'s genealogy. Can you please take a look at this when you get a chance? Here is a link to the PAUS page with the pertinent information: http://mythsdev.uvic.ca/exist/apps/myths/library.html?c=PAUS1-1&d=PERS9,PERS8,APOL1-L1.9.9&o=all" This is correct. Perseus 8 (PERS8) is the hero. His father is Zeus and his mother is Danae (DANA4), and Anaxibia (ANAX4) should be removed from his genealogy as an alternate mother. Nestor (NEST1) should also be removed from his genealogy as an alternate father; his potential fathers are Zeus and Cretheus only. PERS9 is the son of Nestor (NEST1) and Anaxibia (ANAX4). He doesn't appear to have had children and isn't mentioned anywhere except Pausanias 1.22.7. The Perseus in Apollodorus 1.9.9 is clearly PERS8 (the hero), not PERS9 (the son of Nestor); please correct this identification (he's currently identified as PERS9). PERS8 should be removed from the genealogy of NEST1, who is not his father, and from the genalogy of ANAX4, who is not his mother. They are the parents of PERS9.
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