Nymphs of Ladon
THE LADONIDES were the Naiad-nymphs of the Arkadian river Ladon (in southern Greece). They transformed their sister Syrinx into a stand of river-reeds to escape the lustful pursuit of the god Pan.
LADON (Ovid Metamorphoses 1.688)
 SYRINX , HER SISTERS (Ovid Metamorphoses 1.689)
 Also DAPHNE, THELPOUSA, THEMIS, METOPE
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Ovid, Metamorphoses 1. 689 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"The Nympha [Syrinx] fled [from the amorous pursuit of Pan] through the wilderness and came at last to Ladon's peaceful sandy stream, and there, her flight barred by the river, begged her Watery Sisters (Sorores Liquidae) to change her; and, when Pan thought he had captured her, he held instead only the tall marsh reeds."
- Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.
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