Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ναιας Χιας Naias Khias Naiad Naiad of Chios

THE NAIAS KHIAS was an unnamed Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the town of Agelos-Melas on the Aegean island of Khios (Chios). She was loved by the god Poseidon.

Another Naias Khias presided over the springs of Khios, the island's main town.

Perhaps the daughter of a local RIVER-GOD
AGELOS, MELAS (by Poseidon) (Pausanias 7.4.8)

Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 4. 8 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Ion [tragic poet C5th B.C.] says that Poseidon had intercourse with another [Khian] Nymphe, by whom he had Agelos and Melas."


  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD