Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ανιππη Anippê Anippe Royal-Mare
(anassa, hippos)

ANIPPE was a Naiad Nymph of the River Nile in Egypt who was loved by the god Poseidon. Their son was the barbarous King Bousiris who was vanquished by Herakles.

NEILOS (Plutarch Parallel Stories 38)
BOUSIRIS (by Poseidon) (Plutarch Parallel Stories 38)

Pseudo-Plutarch, Greek and Roman Parallel Stories 38 (trans. Babbitt) (Greek historian C2nd A.D.) :
"Bousiris [King of Aigyptos (Egypt)], the son of Poseidon and Anippe, daughter of Neilos (the River Nile), with treacherous hospitality was wont to sacrifice such persons as passed his way . . . So says Agathon of Samos."


  • Plutarch, Greek & Roman Parallel Stories - Greek Historian C1st-2nd AD