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HIMALIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ἱμαλια Himalia Himalia Abundance (halis),
Abundant (himalis)

HIMALIA was a Nymph of the island of Rhodes. She was seduced by Zeus when he came to the island to vanquish the Gigantes (or Telkhines).

Himalia was perhaps identified with Halia, sister of the Telkhines.

PARENTS
Nowhere stated
OFFSPRING
SPARTAIOS, KRONIOS, KYTOS (by Zeus) (Diodorus Siculus 5.55.4)

Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5. 55. 4 (trans. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) :
"And at this period in the eastern part of the island [of Rhodes] there sprung up the Gigantes (Giants), as they were called; and at the time when Zeus is said to have subdued the Titanes, he became enamoured of one of the Nymphai, Himalia by name, and begat by her three sons, Spartaios (Spartaeus), Kronios (Cronius), and Kytos (Cytus)."


Sources:

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