Thrace (mythology)

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Thrace ( /θrs/ ; Modern Greek : Θράκη, Thráki;) in Greek mythology, was the eponymous heroine and sorceress of Thrace. She was the daughter of Oceanus and Parthenope, and sister of Europa.

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