Of Bolina (town)
BOLINA was a sea-nymph of the Korinthian (Corinthian) Gulf and a Naiad-nymph of the spring or well of the town of Bolina in Akhaia (Achaea) (southern Greece). Bolina was once a mortal girl who, fleeing the amorous pursuit of the god Apollon, leapt into the sea and was transformed into a nymph.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 23. 4 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Apollon, says a legend, fell in love with a maiden called Bolina [who lived at Bolina in Akhaia], who fleeing to the sea here threw herself into it, and by the favour of Apollon became an immortal."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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