Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Αβαρβαρεη Abarbareê Abarbarea Non-Barbaric?
(a- barbaros)

ABARBAREE (or Abarbarea) was a Naiad Nymph of the meadows of the Trojan River Aisepos loved by Prince Boukolion of Troy.

AISEPOS (assumed in Homer Iliad 6.21)
AISEPOS, PEDASOS (by Boukolion) (Homer Iliad 6.21)


ABARBA′REA (Abarbareê), a Naiad, who bore two sons, Aesepus and Pedasus, to Bucolion, the eldest but illegitimate son of the Trojan King Laomedon. (Hom. Il. vi. 22, &c.) Other writers do not mention this nymph, but Hesychius (s. v.) mentions Abarbareai or Abarbalaiai as the name of a class of nymphs.

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

Homer, Iliad 6. 21 ff (trans. Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) :
"Aisepos and Pedasos, those whom the Naias Nymphe Abarbaree had born to blameless Boukolion. Boukolion himself was the son of haughty Laomedon . . . While shepherding his flocks he lay with the Nymphe and loved her, and she conceiving bore him twin boys."


  • Homer, The Iliad - Greek Epic C9th-8th BC

Other references not currently quoted here: Nonnus Dionysiaca 15.378