Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ανθηδων Anthêdôn Anthedon Of the Town
of Anthedon

ANTHEDON was the Naiad Nymph of the well or fountain of the town of Anthedon in Boiotia (central Greece).

Perhaps a daughter of the River ASOPOS


ANTHEDON. Anthedon derived its name from a nymph Anthedon. (Paus. ii. 30. § 7, &c., ix. 22. § 5.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. 22. 5 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Some say that the city [of Anthedon in Boiotia] received its name from a Nymphe called Anthedon."


  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD