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Io Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970

The Suppliants by Aeschylus

In this mega-ancient play Io's descendant, Danaus, shows up in Argos with his 50 daughters, begging for sanctuary from the Egyptians.

Dec 20, 2019

The History of Herodotus by Herodotus

In his ancient history book by the guy who invented history, there's an alternate version of the story in which Io is taken to Egypt by Phoenician sailors. Say what?

Dec 20, 2019

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

In this tragedy, Io hangs out with a chained-up Prometheus, does some kvetching about Zeus, and we get one of the most detailed versions of her story.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Argonautica by Valerius Flaccus

In this epic poem about the Quest for the Golden Fleece, Orpheus entertains his fellow Argonauts with the tale of Io.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Fabulae by Hyginus

Hyginus takes a stab at putting his own spin on the tale of Io in this book.

Dec 20, 2019

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Check out Ovid's version of the story of Io. This guy knew his stuff.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Library by Apollodorus

You can find out what happened to Zeus and Io's kid, Epaphus, in this ancient text. Yep, the story continues.

Dec 20, 2019

Clash of the Titans

Io shows up to help Perseus in this Hollywood blockbuster. She's not all that similar to the original Io, but we're glad she at least got a shout-out.

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