LILAIA (or Lilaea) was the Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the town of Lilaia in Phokis (central Greece). She was a daughter of the local river Kephisos (Cephisus).
Lilaia was probably identified with Liriope, the wife of the River Kephisos according to some.
LILAEA (Lilaia), a Naiad, a daughter of Cephissus, from whom the town of Lilaea in Phocis was believed to have derived its name. (Paus. x. 33. & 2.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
Homeric Hymn 3 to Pythian Apollo 239 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th or 6th B.C.) :
"Kephisos' (Cephisus') sweet stream which pours forth its sweet-flowing water from Lilaia (Lilaea)."
Pausanias, Description of Greece 10. 32. 4 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"They say that Lilaia (Lilaea) was one of the Naiades, as they are called, a daughter of the Kephisos (Cephisus), and that after this Nymphe the city [of Liliai in Phokis] was named."
- The Homeric Hymns - Greek Epic C8th-4th BC
- Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD