THE NYMPHAI KYRTONIAI were Naiad Nymphs of the springs of the town of Kyrtone in Boiotia (central Greece).
|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."
- Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD