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Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Περιβοια Periboia Periboea Around the Cattle
(peri-, bous)

PERIBOIA (or Periboea) was the Okeanid nymph wife of the Titan Lelantos, and the mother of Aura, goddess of the breeze.

She and her husband may have been located on the Lelantian plain of Euboia. Nonnus however transfers the myth to Phrygia. The name Periboia, "surrounding the cattle," might suggest pastureland or a river-stream.

OKEANOS (Nonnus Dionysiaca 48.264)
AURA (by Lelantos) (Nonnus Dionysiaca 48.264)

Nonnus, Dionysiaca 48. 264 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
"The father of this stormfoot girl [Aura] was ancient Lelantos the Titan, who wedded Periboia, a daughter of Okeanos; a manlike maid she [Aura] was, who knew nothing of Aphrodite [love]."


  • Nonnos, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th A.D.