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In Greek mythology, the daughter of King Nycteus, of Thebes. She was wooed by Jupiter, and to escape her father's anger fled to Mount Cytheron, where she bore the twins Amphion and Zethus. After many romances, marriages, and wanderings, she finally became the wife of Phocus, son of Orytion.

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