||Memory of Holy Rites
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.
|SIMOEIS (Apollodorus 3.141)
|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)."
- Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC
Other references not currently quoted here: Dionysius of Halicarnassus 1.62.2