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Old 05-17-2018, 02:22 AM
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Looking for the names of Hercules's daughters.

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Of all the names listed of Hercules's children from different wives and lovers, wikipedia provides a list but no genders. I would be interested in knowing which names are female. I look forward to your feedback

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracles
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:47 AM
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Hi,

Of all the names listed of Hercules's children from different wives and lovers, wikipedia provides a list but no genders. I would be interested in knowing which names are female. I look forward to your feedback

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heracles
I believe they are all sons.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:16 AM
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The following females are allegedly daughters of Heracles:
Agelaus, Aphrodite III, Creontiades, Epione/Epeione, Eucleia, Macaria, Manto, Ophites
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:22 AM
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The following females are allegedly daughters of Heracles:
Agelaus, Aphrodite III, Creontiades, Epione/Epeione, Eucleia, Macaria, Manto, Ophites
Agelaus and Ophites are definitely male.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:31 AM
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Oops! Mea culpa.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:09 AM
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Agelaus and Ophites are definitely male.
Thanks anyway Septimus.
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Without being a scholar of classics by any stretch, I believe ancient Greek female names usually ended in 'o', 'e', and 'a', while male names usually ended in 's', 'r', 'n'.
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