Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Αγχιροη Ankhiroê Anchirhoe, Anchiroe Pouring Flow
(anacheô, rhoos)
ANKHIROE (or Anchiroe) was the Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the town of the Psylloi tribe on the River Khremetes in Libya, North Africa.

She was the wife of Psyllos, the eponymous first king of the tribe.

KHREMETES (Nonnus Dionysiaca 13.380)
KRATAIGONOS (by Psyllos) (Nonnus Dionysiaca 13.380)

Nonnus, Dionysiaca 13. 378 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
" [Armies from Libya joined Dionysos in his war against the Indians:] Their masses came led by Krataigonos, whom Ankhiroe daughter of [the River] Khremetes brought forth on her father's riverbank in that shortlasting union with Psyollos the harebrained; the bridegroom she held in her arms was the gods' enemy."


  • Nonnos, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th AD