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KLONIE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κλονιη Kloniê Clonia Wildly-Rushing,
Tumultuous (kloneô)

KLONIE (or Clonia) was the Naiad Nymph of a spring or fountain of the town of Hyria in Boiotia (central Greece). She was the wife of the town's eponymous founder, Hyrieus, and the mother of Lykos and Nykteus, regents of the city of Thebes.

Klonie was probably closely identified with Kelaino, the mother of Lykos and Nykteus, in the accounts of other writers.

PARENTS
Perhaps a daughter of ASOPOS
OFFSPRING
LYKOS, NYKTEUS (by Hyrieus) (Apollodorus 3.111)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 49 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Hyrieus and a Nymphe named Klonie (Clonia) were parents of Nykteus and Lykos."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC