Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κεβρην Kebrên Cebren River Cebren

KEBREN (or Cebren) was a River-God of the Troad, in north-western Mysia, Anatolia.

The River Kebren was a tributory of the Trojan River Skamandros, whose headwaters lay in the foothills of Mount Ida near the town of Kebrene. Kebren may be the same as the river Heptaporos mentioned by Homer.

[1.1] OINONE (Apollodorus 3.154, Nicander Frag, Cephalon of Gergitha Frag, Parthenius Love Romances 4)
[2.1] ASTEROPE (Apollodorus 3.147)
[2.2] HESPERIE (Ovid Metamorphoses 11.767)


CEBREN (Kebrên), a river-god in Troas, the father of Asterope or Hesperie and Oenone. (Apollod. iii. 12. § 5, &c.; Ov. Met. xi. 769.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 147 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Aisakos [son of the Trojan king Priamos], who married Kebren’s daughter Asterope."

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 154 :
"Alexandros [Paris] married Oinone, daughter of the river Kebren."

Parthenius, Love Romances 4 (trans. Gaselee) (Greek poet C1st B.C.) :
"From the Book of Poets of Nikandros [poet of Colophon C2nd B.C.] and the Trojan History of Kephalon of Gergitha: When Alexandros [Paris], Priamos’ son, was tending his flocks on Mount Ida, he fell in love with Oinone the daughter of Kebren . . . Time went on, and Alexandros took Helene to wife : Oinone took his conduct exceedingly ill, and returned to Kebren, the author of her days."

Ovid, Metamorphoses 11. 767 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"Hesperie Cebrenis (daughter of Cebren) he saw by her father Cebren’s river bank."


  • Homer, The Iliad - Greek Epic C8th B.C.
  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.
  • Parthenius, Love Romances - Greek Mythography C1st B.C.
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.