Eddy, Whirlpool (deinos)
DEINO was the Naiad-nymphs of the springs of the river Sperkheios (Spercheus) in Malis, central Greece. She was the wife of the god of the river.
Deino was probably an Okeanid-nymph like most of the other river-wives.
Perhaps a daughter of OKEANOS
THE SPERKHEIDES, DIOPATRE (by Sperkheios) (Antoninus Liberalis 22)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 22 (trans. Celoria) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"[The shepherd Kerambos (Cerambus) claimed that] the Nymphai (Nymphs) [of Mount Othrys], were not descended from Zeus, but that Deino had given birth to them, with the River Sperkheios (Spercheus) was the father. He also said that Poseidon, for lust of one of them, Diopatre (Diopatra), had made her sisters put down roots and turned them into poplars until, satiated with his desires, he had returned them to their original shapes."
- Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.
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