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NOUMIKIOS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Νουμικιος Noumikios Numicius River Numicius

NOUMIKIOS (or Numicius) was a River-God of Latium, in central Italia.

The Nomikios was a small Latin river which flowed into the sea between the towns of Lavinium and Ardea. Other personified Latin rivers included the Tiberos of Rome.

PARENTS
Presumably OKEANOS & TETHYS

Ovid, Metamorphoses 14. 599 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"Carried by her doves across the sky, [Aphrodite] reached the Laurentian coast, where though his thatch of reeds Numicius’ river winds his way down to the neighbouring shore. She bade the River wash from [her mortal son] Aeneas all that death could waste and waft it in his silent stream to sea. Obeying Venus’ [Aphrodite’s] bidding the horned god purged in his waters every mortal part and washed it all away--the best remained. So purified, his mother anointed him with heavenly perfume and . . . made her son a god."


Sources:

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