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OINOE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Οινοη Oinoê Oenoe Wine, Liquid (oinos)

OINOE (or Oenoe) was the Naiad Nymph of the main town of the Aegean island of Sikinos (Sicinus). She was the mother of Sikinos, the eponymous king of the island, by Thoas, an exiled King from the island of Lemnos.

She was named for oinos, wine, for Sikinos was a wine-producing island rich in vineyards.

PARENTS

Perhaps the daughter of a mainland RIVER-GOD

OFFSPRING

SIKINOS (by Thoas) (Apollonius Rhodius 623)


Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1. 623 ff (trans. Rieu) (Greek epic C3rd B.C.) :
"Some fishermen dragged him [Thoas king of Lemnos] ashore at the island then called Oinoe (Oenoe), but later renamed Sikinos (Sicinus) after the son whom the Nymphe Oinoe bore to Thoas."


Sources:

  • Apollonius Rhodius, The Argonautica - Greek Epic C3rd BC