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KLEODORA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κλεοδωρα Kleodôra Cleodora Famous Gift
(kleos, dôron)

KLEODORA (or Cleodora) was a Nymph of Mount Parnassos in Phokis. She was loved by the god Poseidon and bore him Parnassos, eponymous hero of the mountain, and founder of the first pre-Deluge town of Delphoi. She was probably the Naiad of a spring or well near Delphoi.

She is probably one of the Korykiai, Nymphs of holy Korykian cave of Delphoi. She appears to have been closely identified with Melaine and Thyia, mother of Delphos, and Korykia mother of Lykoras by the god Apollon.

PARENTS

Perhaps a daughter of the River KEPHISOS

OFFSPRING

PARNASSOS (by Poseidon or Kleopompos) (Pausanias 10.6.13)


Pausanias, Description of Greece 10. 6. 13 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"They say that the oldest city [in the world] was founded here [at Delphoi] by Parnassos, a son of Kleodora (Cleodora), a Nymphe. Like the other heroes, as they are called, he had two fathers; one they say was the god Poseidon, the human father being Kleopompos (Cleopompus). After this Parnassos were named, they say, both the mountain and also the Parnassian glen."


Sources:

  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD