Famous Gift (kleos, dôron)
KLEODORA (Cleodora) was a nymph of Mount Parnassos in Phokis (central Greece). She was loved by the god Poseidon and bore him Parnassos, eponym of the mountain and founder of the pre-Deluge town of Delphoi. She was probably the Naiad-nymph of a spring or fountain of the town and was perhaps numbered amongst the Korykiai (Coryciae)--nymphs of sacred Korykian cave.
Kleodora may have been identified with Melaine and Thyia, mothers of Delphos, and Korykia, mother of Lykoras, by the god Apollon.
Perhaps a daughter of the River KEPHISOS
PARNASSOS (by Poseidon or Kleopompos) (Pausanias 10.6.13)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 10. 6. 13 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"They say that the oldest city [in the world] was founded here [at Delphoi] by Parnassos (Parnassus), a son of Kleodora (Cleodora), a Nymphe. Like the other heroes, as they are called, he had two fathers; one they say was the god Poseidon, the human father being Kleopompos (Cleopompus). After this Parnassos were named, they say, both the mountain and also the Parnassian glen."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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