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MYKALESSIDES
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Νυμφαι
Μυκαλησσιδες
Nymphai
Mykalêssides
Nymphae
Mycalessides
Nymphs of
Mount Mycale

THE MYKALESSIDES (or Mycalessides) were the Naiad and Oread Nymphs of Mount Mykale in Karia (Caria) (a region of Anatolia), opposite the island of Samos.

PARENTS
Perhaps daughters of the River MAIANDROS

ENCYCLOPEDIA

MYCALE′SIDES (Mukalêsides), the mountain nymphs of Mycale. (Callim. Hymn. in Del. 50; Paus. vii. 4. § 1.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Callimachus, Hymn 4 to Delos 48 ff (trans. Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) :
"The wave-washed breast of Parthenia (the Maiden's Isle), not yet called Samos--where the Nymphai of Mykalessos, neighbours of Ankaios, entertained thee [the floating island Delos]."


Sources:

  • Callimachus, Hymns - Greek C3rd BC