Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Θελπουση Thelpousê Thelpusa Of the Town

THELPOUSA (or Thelpusa) was the Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the town of Thelpousa in Arkadia (southern Greece). She was the daughter of the local river-god Ladon.

LADON (Pausanias 8.25.2)


TELPHU′SA (Telphoussa or Telphousa). 1. A daughter of Ladon, a nymph from whom the town of Telphusa in Arcadia derived its name. (Steph. Byz. s. v.) 2. Telphussaea or Tilphussaea occurs as a surname of Demeter Erinnys, derived from a town Telphussion. (Schol. ad Soph. Antig. 117; Callim. Fragm. 207, ed. Bentley.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 25. 2 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"[The town of Thelpousa in Arkadia] was named after Thelpousa, a Nymphe, and that she was a daughter of Ladon."


  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD