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KNOSSIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κνωσσια Knôssia Cnossia Of the Town Cnossus

KNOSSIA (or Cnossia) was a Naiad Nymph of a spring or fountain of the city of Knossos (Cnossus) in Krete (Crete). She was seduced by King Menelaos of Sparta during his visit to the island.

PARENTS

Perhaps a daughter of the River AMNISOS

OFFSPRING

XENODAMOS (by Menelaos) (Eumelus Frag, Apollodorus 3.133)


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 133 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Eumelos [poet C8th B.C.] says he [Menelaos] also sired Xenodamos with a Nymphe named Knossia (Cnossia)."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC