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HEGETORIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ἡγητορια Hêgêtoria Hegetoria Leader, Chief
(hêgêtôr)

HEGETORIA was a Nymph of the island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea who married Okhimos (Ochimus) the island's first king.

She was probably the Naias Nymphe of the spring, well or fountain which supplied the main town of Rhodes with fresh water.

PARENTS
Perhaps the daughter of a local RIVER-GOD
OFFSPRING
KYDIPPE (by Okhimos) (Diodorus Siculus 5.57.7)

Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5. 57. 7 (trans. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) :
"Okhimos (Ochimus) [son of Helios (the Sun) and Rhode], who was the oldest of them [the sons of Helios] and their king, married Hegetoria, one of the Nymphai of that region [of Rhodes], and begat by her a daughter Kydippe (Cydippe), whose name was afterwards changed to Kyrbia."


Sources:

  • Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History - Greek History C1st BC