Alope was a beautiful woman who was the daughter of Kerkyon.  Alope was seduced by Poseidon who took the form of a kingfisher.  Through their union Alope bore Hippothoon.  Alope left the infant to die but it was suckled by a mare and then found by shepherds. The shepherds got into a dispute regarding who was to have the beautiful royal attire of the boy. The case was taken before Kerkyon who recognized Hippothoon and ordered Alope be put to death.

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