Stormy-Breath (eir, kaphos)
KAPHEIRA (Capheira) was an Okeanid-nymph of the island of Rhodes who, along with the Telkhines (Telchines), nursed and protected the infant god Poseidon.
Kapheira may have been a minor goddess of storm-clouds. Her name was derived from the Greek words kaphos "breath" and eir "stormy." She was probably identified with, if not the same as, Halia, sister of the Telkhines.
OKEANOS (Diodorus Siculus 5.55.1)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5. 55. 1 (trans. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) :
"The island which is called Rhodes was first inhabited by the people who were known as Telkhines (Telchines) . . . together with Kapheira (Capheira), the daughter of Okeanos (Oceanus), nurtured Poseidon, whom Rhea had committed as a babe to their care."
- Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History - Greek History C1st B.C.
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