THE ASTAKIDES (or Astacides) were Naiad Nymphs of Lake Astakos (Astacus) in Bithynia in nothern Anatolia.
|Presumably daughters of Lake ASTAKOS or the River SAGGARIOS
Nonnus, Dionysiaca 15. 370 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
"The Nymphe of the mountain [Didymos] was sore offended at manslaying Nikaia [a Nymphe who slew the shepherd who loved her with an arrow], and lamented over the body of Hymnos; in her watery hall the girl [Naias] of [the river] Rhyndakos groaned, carried along barefoot by the water; the Naiades wept . . . in the heights of Didymos, gathering near the woods, the Astakides [Nymphai of Astakos] upbraided the Nymphe [Nikaia] of Kybele with her ways, singing the dirge."
- Nonnos, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th AD