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PAREIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Παρεια Pareia Paria Of the Island Paros

PAREIA was the Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the main town of the island of Paros in the Aegean Sea.

She was loved by King Minos of Krete and bore him four sons.

PARENTS
Perhaps the daughter of a mainland RIVER-GOD
OFFSPRING
EURYMEDON, NEPHALION, KHRYSES, PHILOLAUS (by Minos) (Apollodorus 3.7)

ENCYCLOPEDIA TITLES

PAREIA (Pareia). Pareia is the name of a nymph by whom Minos became the father of Eurymedon, Nephalion, Chryses and Philolaus. (Apollod. iii. 1. § 2.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 7 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"With a Nymphe named Pareia he [King Minos of Krete (Crete)] had Eurymedon, Nephalion, Khryses (Chryses), and Philolaus."

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 99 :
"[Herakles] touching on the island of Paros, where lived the sons of Minos, by name Eurymedon, Khryses, Nephalion, and Philolaus. Now it happened that two men from the ship went ashore, where they were murdered by the sons of Minos. In outrage Herakles promptly slew the sons [of Minos]."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC