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LADONIDES
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Νυμφαι Λαδωνιδες Nymphai Ladônides Nymphae Ladonides Nymphs of the
River Ladon

THE LADONIDES were the Naiad Nymphs of the Arcadian River Ladon (in southern Greece). They transformed their sister Syrinx into a stand of marsh reeds to escape the god Pan.

PARENTS

LADON (Ovid Metamorphoses 1.688)

NAMES

[1] SYRINX , HER SISTERS (Ovid Metamorphoses 1.689)
[2] Also DAPHNE, THELPOUSA, THEMIS, METOPE


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."


Sources:

  • Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st BC - C1st AD