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Despoine (Δεσποινη) is the daughter of Poseidon and Demeter. Despoine was a fertility goddess best known for keeping her mother Demeter's temple she is also the twin of the immortal horse Areion.


Poseidon & Demeter


The most interesting about Despoine her conception. In order to avoid Poseidon, Demeter transformed herself into a horse. In response Poseidon, god of horses (among other things) transformed himself into a horse and mounted Demeter. Months later when it was time to deliver, Demeter gave birth to Despoine as well as Arion, the fastest horse alive.