Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Αγχινοη Ankhinoê Anchinoe Pour-Forth Intellect
(anacheô, noos)

ANKHINOE (or Anchinoe) was a Naiad Nymph of the River Nile in Egypt. She was the wife of Belos, an early Egyptian king.

NEILOS (Apollodorus 2.11)
AIGYPTOS, DANAUS, KEPHEUS, PHINEUS (by Belos) (Apollodorus 2.11)


ACHI′ROE (Achiroê), or according to Apollodorus (ii. 1. § 4) Anchinoë, which is perhaps a mistake for Anchiroë, was a daughter of Nilus, and the wife of Belus, by whom she became the mother of Aegyptus and Danaus.

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 11 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Belos remained to become king of Aigyptos (Egypt), and married Neilos' (the River Nile's) daughter Ankhinoe, who gave him twin sons, Aigyptos and Danaus, to whom Euripides [tragedian C5th B.C.] adds Kepheus (Cepheus) and Phineus."


  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC