EPHYRA was the eponymous Nymph of the town of Ephyraia (Corinth) on the Isthmos (southern Greece).
She was described as either a wife or daughter of the Titan Epimetheus. As his wife, she was probably one of the Okeanides, a fresh-water Naiad representing the town's water supply.
| OKEANOS & TETHYS (Simonides Frag 596; Pausanias 2.1.1, Hyginus Fabulae 275)
EPIMETHEOS (Simonides Frag 596)
 MYRMEX (Other references)
E′PHYRA (Ephura), a daughter of Oceanus, from whom Ephyraea, the ancient name of Corinth was derived. (Paus. ii. 1. § 1; Virg. Georg. iv. 343.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
Simonides, Fragment 596 (from Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes) (trans. Campbell, Vol. Greek Lyric III) (C6th to 5th B.C.) :
"Ephyra is Korinthos (Corinth), named after Ephyra, daughter of Epimetheos; but Simonides makes her daughter of Okeanos and Tethys, and wife of Epimetheos."
Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. 1. 1 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Eumelos . . . says in his Korinthian History . . . that Ephyra, the daughter of Okeanos, dwelt first in this land [Korinthos, Corinth]."
Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 275 (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"The Nympha Ephyre, daughter of Oceanus, [founded] Ephyre, which later they called Corinth."
- Greek Lyric III Simonides, Fragments - Greek Lyric C6th-5th BC
- Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD
- Hyginus, Fabulae - Latin Mythography C2nd AD
Other references not currently quoted here: Virgil Georgics 4.343