Nymphs of Mycale
THE MYKALESSIDES (Mycalessides) were the Oreiad- and Naiad-nymphs of Mount Mykale in Karia (Caria) (western Anatolia), opposite the island of Samos.
Perhaps daughters of the River MAIANDROS
MYCALE′SIDES (Mukalêsides), the mountain nymphs of Mycale. (Callim. Hymn. in Del. 50; Paus. vii. 4. § 1.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Callimachus, Hymn 4 to Delos 48 ff (trans. Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) :
"The wave-washed breast of Parthenia (the Maiden's Isle), not yet called Samos--where the Nymphai (Nymphs) of Mykalessos (Mycalessus), neighbours of Ankaios (Ancaeus), entertained thee [the floating island Delos]."
- Callimachus, Hymns - Greek Poetry C3rd B.C.
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