Myrtle-Fleece (myrtos, oes)
MYRTOESSA was the Naiad-nymph of a well in the city of Megalopolis in Arkadia (southern Greece).
MYRTOESSA (Murtôessa), the nymph of a well of the same name in Arcadia; she was represented at Megalopolis along with Archiroe, Hagno, Anthracia and Nais. (Paus. viii. 31. § 2.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 31. 4 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"[In the temple of Demeter and Persephone in Megalopolis :] The table also has a representation of Nymphai (Nymphs), Neda carrying the infant Zeus and another Arkadian Nymphe Anthrakia (Anthracia) holding a torch, and Hagno with a water-jar in one hand and a drinking cup in the other; Ankhiroe (Anchiroe) and Myrtoessa are carrying water-jars and in fact water is pouring down from them."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.