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HIEROMNEME
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ἱερομνημη Hieromnêmê Hieromneme Memory of Holy Rites
(hieros, mnêma)

HIEROMNEME was a Naiad Nymph of a spring of the River Simoeis on Mount Ida in the Troad (north-western Anatolia). She was the wife the Dardanian prince Assarakos.

Her name connects her with holy rites of the Great Mother Goddess celebrated on Mount Ida. Hieromneme's grandson Ankhises was a mortal lover of the goddess Aphrodite. The equivalents of Kybele and Attis in the Phrygian cult.

PARENTS
SIMOEIS (Apollodorus 3.141)
OFFSPRING
KAPYS (by Assarakos) (Apollodorus 3.141)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 141 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Assarakos (Assaracus) [prince of Dardania] and [the River] Simoeis' daughter Hieromneme were parents of Kapys (Capys)."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC

Other references not currently quoted here: Dionysius of Halicarnassus 1.62.2