The first king
of Attica who was half-man half-snake. He had no parents and was believed
to have been born out of the earth. He had three daughters, "the dew
sisters"; Aglauros, Pandrosos and Herse. Aglauros was worshipped on the
Cecrops was considered to be the founder of Greek civilization and the city of Athens. He was also credited with introducing writing, the custom of burial, marriage, monogamy, bloodless sacrifice and to have dedicated Athens to Athena.
Cecrops was worshipped by Poseidon's side in the southwest corner of the Erechteion on the Acropolis of Athens, and his tomb was believed to lay under the same temple. The Acropolis was called Cecropia and some peoples were named after him.