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DODONE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Δωδωνη Dôdônê Dodona Of the Town Dodona

DODONE was an Okeanid Nymph of the town and oracular shrine of Dodona in Thesprotia (north-western Greece).

Eponymous town Nymphs were usually Naiades of the local well, spring or fountain, and this might have also been the case with Dodone.

She was perhaps the same as the Titanis Dione who had a temple at Dodona, and was possibly also related to the Nymphai Dodonides.

PARENTS
OKEANOS (Callimachus Aitia Frag 2.7)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

DODONE (Dôdônê). Dodon, a son of Zeus by Europa, from whom the oracle of Dodona was believed to have derived its name. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Dôdônê.) Other traditions traced the name to a nymph of the name of Dodone.

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Callimachus, Aitia Fragment 2.7 (from Stephanus Byzantium s.v. Dodone) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) :
"Dodone: it gets its name, according to Epaphroditos in his commentary on Aitia 2, from Dodona, one of the Nymphai Okeanides."


Sources:

  • Callimachus, Fragments - Greek C3rd BC