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SAMIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Σαμια Samia Samia Of the Island Samos

SAMIA was the Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the main town of the island of Samos in the Aegean.

She was a daughter of the mainland river Maiandros (Meander), and the wife of Ankaios (Ancaeus), the island's first king.

PARENTS
MAIANDROS (Pausanias 7.4.1)
OFFSPRING
PERILAUS, ENUDOS, SAMOS, ALITHERSES, PARTHENOPE (by Ankaios) (Pausanias 7.4.1)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

SA′MIA (Samia), a daughter of the river-god Maeander, and wife of Ancaeus, by whom she became the mother of Samos. (Paus. vii. 4. § 2.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 4. 1 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Ankaios (Ancaeus) took to wife Samia, the daughter of the river Maiandros (Meander), and begat Perilaus, Enudos, Samos, Alitherses and a daughter Parthenope."


Sources:

  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD