Chrysopeleia (mythology)

Chrysopeleia (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Chrysopeleia was a Hamadryad nymph. The most prolonged account of her is given in John Tzetzes' scholia on Lycophron.

The tree in which Chrysopeleia dwelt was put in danger by the waters of a flooding river. She was rescued by Arcas, who happened to be hunting in the neighborhood: he rerouted the river and secured the tree with a dam. Chrysopeleia became his lover and bore him two sons, Apheidas and Elatus.[1]

Chrysopeleia is also mentioned by Apollodorus as one of the possible spouses of Arcas.[2]


  1. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 480 (with a reference to Eumelus of Corinth)
  2. ^ Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 9. 1

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