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GANGES
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Γανγης Gangês Ganges River Ganges

GANGES was a River-God of India, Asia.

The Ganges is the large river of western India. Other rivers of the east whcih were personified by the Greeks, include the Indian Hydaspes, the Assyrian Tigris and Euphrates

PARENTS
Presumably OKEANOS & TETHYS
OFFSPRING
LIMNAEE (Ovid Metamorphoses 5.47)

Ovid, Metamorphoses 5. 47 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"[In the court of the Aithiopian king Kepheus :] There was an Indian lad, Atthis, whom Ganges' daughter, Limnaee (of the Lake), bore beneath her crystal waters."


Sources:

  • Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.