Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Στροφια Strophia Strophia Turning, Twisting
(strophô, strephô)

STROPHIA was the Naiad nymph of a spring of the town of Thebes in Boiotia (central Greece).

ISMENOS (Callimachus Hymn to Delos)

Callimachus, Hymn 4 to Delos 75 ff (trans. Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) :
"[When the pregnant goddess Leto travelled from land to land seeking sanctuary, the rivers and springs fled, fearing the wrath of Hera:] Fled , too, Aonia [Boiotia] on the same course, and Dirke and Strophia [two Theban springs], holding the hands of their sire, dark-pebbled Ismenos."


  • Callimachus, Hymns - Greek Poetry C3rd B.C.