Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Σινοη Sinoê Sinoe Of Mt Sinoe,
Mischievous (sinos)

SINOE was an Oreiad or Naiad nymph of Mount Sinoe in Arkadia, southern Greece. She was the nurse of the god Pan.

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SINOE (Sinoê), an Arcadian nymph, brought up the god Pan, who derived from her the surname Sinoeis. (Paus. viii. 30. § 2.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 30. 2 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"[Inside the temple of Zeus at Megalopolis in Arkadia there is:] an image of Pan made of stone. His surname is Sinoeis, and they say that Pan was so surnamed after a Nymphe Sinoe, who with others of the Nymphai nursed him on her own account."


  • Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.