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NEAIRA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Νεαιρα Neaira Neaera Newly-Risen
(neos, aeirô, airô)

NEAIRA (or Neaera) was a Naiad Nymph of Edonia in Thrake (north of Greece). She was the wife of the River God Strymon.

Neaira (Freshly Rising) was probably the Okeanid Nymphe of the springs at the source of the River Strymon, like many of the other River-God wives.

PARENTS

Perhaps a daughter of OKEANOS & TETHYS

OFFSPRING

EUADNE (by Strymon) (Apollodorus 2.3)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

NEAERA (Neaira). The wife of Strymon, and mother of Evadne. (Apollod. ii. § 2.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 3 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"He [Argos son of Zeus] got the rule and named the Peloponnesos Argos after himself. He married Euadne, the daughter of Strymon and Neaira."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC