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ORSEIS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ορσηις Orsêis Orseis Stirred-Up
(orsô, orsas)

ORSEIS was the Naiad Nymph of spring in the region of Hellas, Thessalia (northern Greece). She married Hellen, an early King of Northern Greece, sole son of Deukalion and Pyrrha, survivors of the Great Deluge. Their descendants came to rule most of Greece.

PARENTS
Perhaps a daughter of OKEANOS or the River PENEIOS
OFFSPRING
DOROS, XUTHOS, AIOLOS (by Hellen) (Apollodorus 1.49)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 49 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Hellen and a Nymphe named Orseis had Doros, Xouthos (Xuthus), and Aiolos."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC