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DERKETIS (or Dercetis) was a Naiad Nymph of Boiotia (central Greece). She ravished a handsome youth named Lapithaon. Their son Alatreus was a warrior in the war of the Seven Against Thebes.
Derketis was probably the Naiad of the famous spring of Dirke on Mount Kithairon (Cithearon) near Thebes.
|Perhaps a daughter of the River ISMENOS
|ALATREUS (by Lapithaon) (Statius Thebaid 7.296)
Statius, Thebaid 7. 296 ff (trans. Mozley) (Roman epic C1st A.D.) :
"The [Boiotian] Nymphe Dercetis in burning passion and shameless lust of wedlock corrupted ere his time the boy Lapithaon, still innocent of the marriage bed and unripe for a lover's flames; and soon was born the fair Alatreus."
- Statius, Thebaid - Latin Epic C1st AD