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KALLIRHOE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Καλλιρροη
Καλλιροη
Kallirrhoê
Kallirhoê
Callirhoe
Calliroe
Beautifully-Flowing
(kalli-, rhoos)

KALLIRHOE (or Callirhoe) was a Naiad Nymph of a spring, well or fountain of the city of Troy (north-western Anatolia). She was the wife of the town's founder King Tros.

PARENTS
SKAMANDROS (Apollodorus 3.141)
OFFSPRING
GANYMEDES, ILOS, ASSARAKOS, KLEOPATRA (by Tros) (Apollodorus 3.141)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

CALLI′RRHOE (Kallirroê). A daughter of Scamander, the wife of Tros, and mother of Ilus and Ganymedes. (Apollod. iii. 12. § 2.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 141 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Tros [King of Troy] married Skamandros' (Scamander's) daughter Kallirrhoe (Callirhoe), had a daughter Kleopatra (Cleopatra), and sons Ilos, Assarakos (Assaracus), and Ganymedes. Because of his beauty, Zeus kidnapped Ganymedes by means of an eagle, and set him as cupbearer in the sky."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC

Other references not currently quoted here: Dionysius of Halicarnassus 1.62.1