Fictional Character
First Appearance: Ancient Greek Mythology
Turtledove Appearance: "Miss Manners' Guide to Greek Missology" (Direct)
Nationality: Ethiopia
Religion: Polytheism
Occupation: King
Parents: Belus and Anchinoe
Spouse: Cassiopeia
Children: Andromeda

Cepheus was a mythical king of Ethiopia, husband of Cassiopeia, father of Andromeda, and later father-in-law of Perseus. He is a secondary, underdeveloped character in the myths focusing on these other characters. Ancient Greek astronomers named a set of constellations after Cepheus' family.

Cepheus in "Miss Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"Edit

Cepheus and Cassiopeia rode from Ethiopia to Mount Olympus in their Constellation, to attend the wedding of their daughter Andromeda.[1]


  1. E.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, p. 285, paperback.

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