Nymph of Chios
THE "NYMPHE KHIAS" was an unnamed Naiad-nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the towns of Agelos (Agelus) and Melas on the Aegean island of Khios (Chios). She was loved by the god Poseidon and bore him the eponymous founding-princes of the twin towns.
Another Khian nymph named Khione presided over the fountain of the island's main town.
Perhaps the daughter of a local or mainland RIVER-GOD
AGELOS, MELAS (by Poseidon) (Pausanias 7.4.8)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 4. 8 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Ion [tragic poet C5th B.C.] says that Poseidon had intercourse with another [Khian (Chian)] Nymphe, by whom he had Agelos (Agelus) and Melas."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.