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Aglaea, one of the Charites.

Aglaea or Aglaïa (Template:Lang-el) is the name of five figures in Greek mythology.


The youngest of the Charites, Aglaea or Aglaia ("splendor, brilliant, shining one") was Hephaestus' wife and Asclepius' daughter in Greek mythology. Other sources cite her and her sisters as the daughters of Zeus and the Oceanid Eurynome. Her other two sisters were Euphrosyne, and Thalia. Together they were known as the Three Graces, or the Charites. The asteroid 47 Aglaja is named for her. By Hephaestus, she was mother of Eucleia ("good repute"), Eupheme ("acclaim"), Euthenia ("prosperity") and Philophrosyne ("welcome").

Daughter of Mantineus[]

Aglaea is the daughter of Mantineus. She married Abas and had twins: Acrisius and Proetus.[1]

Daughter of Thespius[]

Aglaea is the daughter of Thespius and Megamede. She bore Heracles a son, Antiades. [1]

Lover of Amythaon[]

Aglaea is the mother, by Amythaon, of Melampus and Bias.[2]


Aglaea is a nymph. She is the mother, by Charopus, of Nireus.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Apollodorus, Library.
  2. Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History.
  3. Hyginus, Fabulae.


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