Wailing, Howling (klaiô)
KLAIA (Claea) was the Oreiad-nymph of a sacred cave on Mount Kalathion (Calathium) in Messenia (southern Greece).
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 3. 26. 11 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"In the territory of Gerenia [in southern Messenia] is a mountain, Kalathion (Calathium); on it is a sanctuary of Klaia (Claea) with a cave close beside it; it has a narrow entrance, but contains objects which are worth seeing."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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