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OKYRHOE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Οκυρροη
Οκυροη
Okyrrhoê
Okyrhoê
Ocyrhoe
Ocyroe
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(ôkus, rhoos)

OKYRHOE (or Ocyrhoe) was a Naiad Nymph of the River Imbrasos of the island of Samos in the Aegean Sea.

She was pursued and raped by the god Apollon.

PARENTS

IMBRASOS & KHESIAS (Athenaeus 7.283)


Aelian, On Animals 15. 23 (trans. Schofield) (Greek natural history C2nd to 3rd A.D.) :
"Apollonios of Rhodes or of Naukratis says that the pilot-fish was once actually a human being and a ferryman. And Apollon fell in love with a maiden [i.e. Okyrhoe, although she is not named by this author] and attempted to lie with her, but she escaped and came to Miletos and implored one Pompilos, a seaman, to conduct her across the strait. He agreed to do so, but Apollon appeared and seized the maiden, turned the ship to stone, and transformed Pompilos into this fish."


Sources:

  • Aelian, On Animals - Greek Natural History C2nd - C3rd AD

Other references not currently quoted here: Athenaeus 7.283