Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Νυμφαι Αστακιδες Nymphai Astakides Nymphae Astacides Nymphs of
Lake Astacus

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