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TELEDIKE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Τηλεδικη Têledikê Teledice Far-Reaching Justice
(têle, dikê)

TELEDIKE (or Teledice) was a Naiad Nymph of Argos (southern Greece). She was the wife of Phoroneus, an early Peloponnesian king who lived in the time before the great Deluge.

Their daughter Niobe was the first mortal woman to be loved by Zeus.

PARENTS
Perhaps a daughter of OKEANOS or the River INAKHOS
OFFSPRING
APIS, NIOBE (by Phoroneus) (Apollodorus 2.1)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 1 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"To Okeanos and Tethys was born a son Inakhos (Inachus), after whom the Inakhos river in Argos is named. By Melia, daughter of Okeanos, he had sons named Phoroneus and Aigialeus (Aegialeus). Although Aigialeus died childless, his whole land was called Aigialeia. Phoroneus ruled the entire region later called the Peloponnesos, and by a Nymphe named Teledike (Teledice) fathered Apis and Niobe."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC