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

NEAIRA (or Neaera) was a Naiad Nymph of Mount Sipylos in Lydia (western Anatolia). She was the mother of Dresaios, an Lydian ally of the Trojans in their war with the Greeks.

Perhaps a daughter of the River HERMOS
DRESAIOS (by Theiodamas) (Quintus Smyrnaeus 1.290)

Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 1. 290 ff (trans. Way) (Greek epic C4th A.D.) :
"[The Greek warrior] Polypoites (Polypoetes), dear to Ares, slew Dresaios (Dresaeus) [in the Trojan War], whom the Nymphe Neaira bare to passing-wise Theiodamas for these spread was the bed of love beside the foot of Sipylos the Mountain."


  • Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy - Greek Epic C4th AD