Pygmaioi ( via Theoi.com)

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Greek Name

Πυγμαιος Πυγμαιοι

Transliteration

Pygmaios, Pygmaioi

Latin Spelling

Pygmaeus, Pygmaei

Translation

1 1/2 foot tall (pygmê)

THE PYGMAIOI (Pygmies) were a tribe of diminutive African men who lived on the southernmost shores of the great earth-encircling river Okeanos (Oceanus) where they were engaged in an endless war with flocks migrating cranes.

The Pygmaioi were described as tiny, black-skinned men who grew to a height of one „pygme“–a „pygme“ being the length from a man’s elbow to his nuckle-bone (approximately 1 1/2 foot).

The Pygmies were located by ancient geographers in India (eastern „Aithiopia“) and Sub-Saharan Africa (western „Aithiopia“) at the southernmost reaches of the world.

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FAMILY OF THE PYGMIES

PARENTS OF PYGMAIOS

[1.1] DOROS (son of Epaphos) (Stephanus Byzantium s.v. Pygmaioi)

PARENTS OF THE PYGMAOI

[1.1] EPAPHOS & GAIA  (Hesiod Catalogues Frag 40A)
[1.2] GAIA (Philostratus Elder 2.22)

NAMES

[1.1] PYGMAIOS (Stephanus Byzantium s.v. Pygmaioi)
[2.1] GERANA (Aelian On Animals 15.29)
[3.1] OINOE, NIKODAMOS, MOPSOS (Antoninus Liberalis 16)


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