Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κλεομηδη Kleomêdê Cleomede Famed Queen
(kleos, mêdos)

KLEOMEDE (or Cleomede) was the Naiad Nymph of a spring of fountain of the main town of the Paionians on the River Axios in Paionia (to the north of Greece). Her husband was the eponymous Paion, and her son Laophoon a leader of his people in the Trojan War.


AXIOS (Alluded to by Quintus Smyrnaeus 6.605)


LAOPHOON (by Paion) (Quintus Smyrnaeus 6.605)

Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 6. 605 ff (trans. Way) (Greek epic C4th A.D.) :
"Meriones [in the Trojan War] leapt upon Laophoon the son of Paion (Paeon) [king of the Paionians], born by [the river] Axios' flood of bright-haired Kleomede (Cleomede)."


  • Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy - Greek Epic C4th AD