Person:Olympias (1)

Olympias of the Molossians
b.abt 375 BC
d.316 BC
Facts and Events
Name Olympias of the Molossians
Gender Female
Death? 316 BC
Marriage 0357 to Philip II of Macedon
Birth[1] abt 375 BC


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Olympias (, c. 375–316 BC) was a princess of Epirus, daughter of king Neoptolemus I of Epirus, the fourth wife of the king of Macedonia, Philip II, and mother of Alexander the Great. She was a devout member of the orgiastic snake-worshiping cult of Dionysus, and it is suggested by the 1st century AD biographer, Plutarch, that she may have slept with snakes.

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References
  1. Olympias, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).