Henioche (daughter of Pittheus)

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Henioche (Greek Ἡνιόχη) is a figure of Greek mythology.

According to Plutarch in his biography of Theseus, the only source, Henioche was a daughter of Pittheus. With Canethus she had the highwayman and robber Skiron for a son, though Plutarch qualifies that according to others Sinis was the son. Although so prominently introduced by Plutarch and associated with the founding of the Isthmian Games, there is no further evidence of this Henioche.


  • Plutarch, Theseus 25.4 f.


  • Heinrich Wilhelm Stoll: Henioche 4. in: Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher (ed.): Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. Volume 1,2, Leipzig 1890, Sp. 2035 (Digitalisat).
  • Georg Weicker: Henioche4. in: Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft (RE ). Vol. VIII,1, Stuttgart 1912, Sp. 258.