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According to Homer, Agamede was a Greek physician acquainted with the healing powers of all the plants that grow upon the earth. She was born in Elis, the eldest daughter of Augeas, King of the Epeans, and was married to Mulius, the first man killed in battle by Nestor during a war between Elis & Pylos. Hyginus makes her the mother of Belus, Aktor, and Diktys, by Poseidon. She was called Perimede by both Propertius and Theokritus. By the Hellenistic Period (c. 4th to 1st centuries BC), Agamede had become a sorceress-figure, much like Kirke or Medea.

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