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NAIADES KYRTONIAI
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Νυμφαι Κυρτωνιαι Nymphai Kyrtôniai Nymphae Cyrtoniae Nymphs of the
Town of Cyrtones

THE NYMPHAI KYRTONIAI were Naiad Nymphs of the springs of the town of Kyrtone in Boiotia (central Greece).

PARENTS
Perhaps daughters of the River KEPHISOS

Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. 24. 4 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"About twenty stades away from Hyettos [in Boiotia] is Kyrtones. The ancient name of the town was, they say, Kyrtone. It is built on a high mountain, and here are a temple and grove of Apollon. There are also standing images of Apollon and Artemis. There is here too a cool stream of water rising from a rock. By the spring is a sanctuary of the Nymphai, and a small grove, in which all the trees alike are cultivated."


Sources:

  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD