KAPHEIRA (or Capheira) was an Okeanid nymph of the island of Rhodes who, along with the Telkhines, nursed the god Poseidon in his infancy.
Kapheira may have been a goddess of the storm-clouds, for her name means "stormy-breath." She appears to be closely identified with, if not the same as, Halia, the sister of the Telkhines.
|OKEANOS (Diodorus Siculus 5.55.1)
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5. 55. 1 (trans. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) :
"The island which is called Rhodes was first inhabited by the people who were known as Telkhines (Telchines) . . . together with Kapheira (Capheira), the daughter of Okeanos, nurtured Poseidon, whom Rhea had committed as a babe to their care."
- Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History - Greek History C1st B.C.