Of Mount Ida
IDAIA (Idaea) was a nymph of Mount Ida in the Troad (north-western Anatolia) and the wife of the river-god Skamandros (Scamander). Idaia was probably the Naiad-nymph of the springs of her husband's stream.
Perhaps a daughter of OKEANOS & TETHYS
TEUKROS (by Skamandros) (Apollodorus 3.139, Diodorus Siculus 4.75.1)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 139 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Dardanos (Dardanus) left Samothrake and came to the opposite mainland [the Troad]. That country was ruled by a king, Teukros (Teucer), son of the river Skamandros (Scamander) and of a Nymphe Idaia (Idaea), and the inhabitants of the country were called Teukrians after Teukros."
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4. 75. 1 (trans. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) :
"The first to rule as king over the land of Troy was Teukros (Teucer), the son of the River-god Skamandros (Scamander) and a Nymphe of Mt Ida."
- Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.
- Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History - Greek History C1st B.C.
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