Daughters of Apollo
THE MOUSAI APOLLONIDES were three younger Muses, daughters of the god Apollon. They were honoured at the shrine of Delphoi where one, Kephiso (Cephiso), was named after a local river. The three were sometimes called Nete, Mese, and Hypate after the lowest, middle and highest strings of the lyre.
FAMILY OF THE APOLLONIDES
APOLLON (Eumelus Frag 35, Tzetzes on Hesiod 23)
[1.1] KEPHISO, APOLLONIS, BORYSTHENIS (Eumelus Frag 35, Tzetzes on Hesiod 23)
[2.1] NETE, MESE, HYPATE (Plutarch Symposium 9.14)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTESEumelus, Fragment 35 (from Tzetzes, On Hesiod's Works & Days 23) (trans. West, Vol. Greek Epic Fragments) (C8th to 7th B.C.) :
"But Eumelos of Korinthos (Corinth) says there are three Mousai (Muses), daughters of Apollon : Kephiso (Cephiso), Apollonis, and Borysthenis."
NAMES OF THE APOLLONIDES
Of the Cephisus
Daughter of Apollon
Lowest Note of Lyre
Middle Note of Lyre
Highest Note of Lyre
- Greek Epic Eumelus, Fragments - Greek Epic C8th - 7th B.C.