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KLEOKHAREIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κλεοχαρεια Kleokhareia Cleocharia Famed for Grace
(kleos, kharis)

KLEOKHAREIA (or Cleocharia) was a Naiad Nymph of the River Eurotas in Lakonia (southern Greece). She was the wife of the region's first earth-born king, Lelex.

PARENTS
Probably a daughter of OKEANOS or the River EUROTAS (assuming her son just gave his name to the stream)
OFFSPRING
EUROTAS (by Lelex) (Apollodorus 3.116)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 116 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Eurotas a son of autochthonous Lelex and a Naias Nymphe named Kleokhareia (Cleocharia)."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC