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IDAIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ιδαια Idaia Idaea Of Mount Ida

IDAIA (or Idaea) was a Nymph of Mount Ida in the Troad (north-western Anatolia), wife of the river god Skamandros (Scamander). She was probably the Naias of the springs at the head of her husband's river.

PARENTS
Perhaps a daughter of OKEANOS & TETHYS
OFFSPRING
TEUKROS (by Skamandros) (Apollodorus 3.139, Diodorus Siculus 4.75.1)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 139 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Dardanos left Samothrake and came to the opposite mainland [the Troad]. That country was ruled by a king, Teukros (Teucer), son of the river Skamandros (Scamander) and of a Nymphe Idaia, and the inhabitants of the country were called Teukrians after Teukros."

Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4. 75. 1 (trans. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) :
"The first to rule as king over the land of Troy was Teukros (Teucer), the son of the River-god Skamandros (Scamander) and a Nymphe of Mt Ida."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC
  • Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History - Greek History C1st BC