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In Greek mythology, Herse (Ancient Greek: Ἕρση "dew") may refer to the following figures:

  • Herse, daughter of Selene by Zeus,[1] see Ersa.
  • Herse, daughter of Cecrops.[2]
  • Herse, one of the many consorts of Danaus, mother of his daughters Hippodice and Adiante.[3] But according to Hippostratus' account, Europe, daughter of Nilus and begotten all the fifty daughters of Danaus.[4]


  1. ^ Alcman, Fragment 57
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, I. 2. § 6.
  3. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus. Bibliotheca, 2.1.5
  4. ^ John Tzetzes. Chiliades, 7.37 p. 370-371 Translated by Vasiliki Dogani