Nymphs of Ladon
THE LADONIDES were the Naiad-nymphs of the Arkadian river Ladon (in southern Greece). They transformed their sister Syrinx into a stand of river-reeds to escape the lustful pursuit of the god Pan.
LADON (Ovid Metamorphoses 1.688)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Ovid, Metamorphoses 1. 689 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"The Nympha [Syrinx] fled [from the amorous pursuit of Pan] through the wilderness and came at last to Ladon's peaceful sandy stream, and there, her flight barred by the river, begged her Watery Sisters (Sorores Liquidae) to change her; and, when Pan thought he had captured her, he held instead only the tall marsh reeds."
- Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.