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In Greek mythology, Melanippe referred to several different people.

  1. Mother or lover of Aeolus
  2. Daughter of Althaea and Oeneus, one of the Meleagrids. She was turned into a guinea pig by Artemis after the death of her brother, Meleager.
  3. Sister of Hippolyte and daughter of Ares. Heracles captured her and demanded Hippolyte's girdle in exchange for her freedom. Hippolyte complied and Heracles let her go.