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THISBE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Θισβη Thisbê Thisbe Of the Town Thisbe

THISBE was the Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the Boiotian village of Thisbe (in central Greece).

PARENTS

Perhaps a daughter of the River TERMESSOS

ENCYCLOPEDIA

THISBE (Thisbê). A Boeotian nymph, from whom the town of Thisbe derived its name. (Paus. ix. 32. §2.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. 32. 2 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Thisbe, they say, was a Nymphe of the country (epikhorios), from whom the city [of Thisbe in Boiotia] has received its name."


Sources:

  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD