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Aganippe (; Ancient Greek: Ἀγανίππη) was a name or epithet of several figures in "Greek mythology.
- "Aganippe, was a naiad of the spring Aganippe.
- Aganippe, was the wife of "Acrisius, and according to some accounts the mother of "Danaë, although the latter is more commonly called a daughter of "Eurydice.
- Aganippe "the Mare who destroys mercifully" was an aspect of "Demeter. In this form she was a black winged horse worshiped by certain cults. In this aspect her idols (such as one found in Mavrospelya, the Black Cave, in Phigalia) she was portrayed as mare-headed with a mane entwined with "Gorgon Snakes. This aspect was also associated with Anion (or "Arion) whom "Heracles rode, who later inspired tales of "Pegasus.
- Aganippis, was a name used by "Ovid as an epithet of "Hippocrene; its meaning however is not quite clear. It is derived from Aganippe, the well or nymph, and as "Aganippides" is used to designate the Muses, Aganippis Hippocrene may mean nothing than "Hippocrene, sacred to the "Muses."
- "Ovid, "Fasti, translated by Frazer, James George. Loeb Classical Library Volume. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1931.
- "Pausanias, Pausanias Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
- "Smith, William; "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Aganippe" 1., "Aganippe" 2., "Aganippis"
- "Virgil, Eclogues. J. B. Greenough. Boston. Ginn & Co. 1895. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library