Some say that this Erikhthonios was a son of Hephaistos and Atthis, daughter of Kranaus, and some that he was a son of Hephaistos and Athena, as follows: Athena came to Hephaistos, desirous of fashioning arms. But he, being forsaken by Aphrodite, fell in love with Athena, and began to pursue her; but she fled. When he got near her with much ado (for he was lame), he attempted to embrace her; but she, being a chaste virgin, would not submit to him, and he dropped his seed on the leg of the goddess. In disgust, she wiped off the seed with wool and threw it on the ground; and as she fled and the seed fell on the ground, Erikhthonios was produced. H

Some say that this Erikhthonios was a son of Hephaistos and Atthis, daughter of Kranaus, and some that he was a son of Hephaistos and Athena, as follows: Athena came to Hephaistos, desirous of fashioning arms. But he, being forsaken by Aphrodite, fell in love with Athena, and began to pursue her; but she fled. When he got near her with much ado (for he was lame), he attempted to embrace her; but she, being a chaste virgin, would not submit to him, and he dropped his seed on the leg of the goddess. In disgust, she wiped off the seed with wool and threw it on the ground; and as she fled and the seed fell on the ground, Erikhthonios was produced. H

Some say that this Erikhthonios was a son of Hephaistos and Atthis, daughter of Kranaus, and some that he was a son of Hephaistos and Athena, as follows: Athena came to Hephaistos, desirous of fashioning arms. But he, being forsaken by Aphrodite, fell in love with Athena, and began to pursue her; but she fled. When he got near her with much ado (for he was lame), he attempted to embrace her; but she, being a chaste virgin, would not submit to him, and he dropped his seed on the leg of the goddess. In disgust, she wiped off the seed with wool and threw it on the ground; and as she fled and the seed fell on the ground, Erikhthonios was produced. HdrowningINdrivel