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LIMNAEE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Λιμναεη Limnaeê Limaea Of the Lake (limnê)

LIMNAEE was the Naiad Nymph of an Indian Lake, a daughter of the River Ganges. Her son was slain by the hero Perseus in the court of King Kepheus (Cepheus) of Aithiopia (Ethiopia). He may have been one of the suitors of Andromeda.

PARENTS

GANGES (Ovid Metamorphoses 5.47)

OFFSPRING

ATTHIS (Ovid Metamorphoses 5.47)


Ovid, Metamorphoses 5. 47 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"There was an Indian lad [in the court of Kepheus (Cepheus) King of the Aithiopes (Ethiopians)], Atthis, whom Ganges' daughter, Limnaee, bore beneath her crystal waters. His fine looks were striking and enhanced by rich attire . . . [Atthis was slain by Perseus]."


Sources:

  • Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st BC - C1st AD