KYANEE (Cyanea) was the Naiad Nymph of a spring or fountain of the town of Miletos in Karia (south-western Anatolia). She was a daughter of the River Maiandros (Meander), and the wife of the town's founding king, Miletos.
|MAIANDROS (Ovid Metamorphoses 9.446, Nonnus Dionysiaca 11.449)
|KAUNOS, BYBLIS (by Miletos) (Ovid Metamorphoses 9.446)
Ovid, Metamorphoses 9. 450 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"[Miletos] built the battlements that keep their founder's name; where, as she strolled beside Maeander's winding banks, her father's stream, that turns so often back upon its course, he joined in love a Nympha of beauty rare, Cyanee, who one day bore him there Byblis and Caunus, twins, a tragic pair."
Nonnus, Dionysiaca 11. 449 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
"[Kalamos (Calamus) son of the river Maiandros (Meander) calling out to his drowned love Karpos (Carpus):] ‘If one Nymphe of the Naiades enamoured has carried you off, tell me, and I will make war on them all! If wedded love is your pleasure is your pleasure, and you want my sister [Kyanea, Cyanea] for a wife, do but say so and I will build you a bridechamber in the stream.’"
- Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st BC - C1st AD
- Nonnos, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th AD