Nymphs of Astacus
THE ASTAKIDES (Astacides) were the Naiad-nymphs of Lake Astakos (Astacus) in Bithynia (northern Anatolia).
Presumably daughters of Lake ASTAKOS or the River SAGGARIOS
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Nonnus, Dionysiaca 15. 370 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
"[The virgin nymphe Nikaia (Nicaea) slew the shepherd Hymnos who loved her :] The Nymphe of the mountain [Didymos] was sore offended at manslaying Nikaia, and lamented over the body of Hymnos; in her watery hall the girl [Naias] of [the river] Rhyndakos (Rhyndacus) groaned, carried along barefoot by the water; the Naiades wept . . . in the heights of Didymos, gathering near the woods, the Astakides (Astacides) [nymphai of Lake Astakos] upbraided the Nymphe of Kybele (Cybele) with her ways, singing the dirge."
- Nonnus, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th A.D.
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