Of Samos (island)
SAMIA was the Naiad-nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the main town of the Aegean island of Samos. She was a daughter of the mainland river Maiandros (Maeander) and the wife of Ankaios (Ancaeus), the island's first king.
MAIANDROS (Pausanias 7.4.1)
PERILAUS, ENUDOS, SAMOS, ALITHERSES, PARTHENOPE (by Ankaios) (Pausanias 7.4.1)
SA′MIA (Samia), a daughter of the river-god Maeander, and wife of Ancaeus, by whom she became the mother of Samos. (Paus. vii. 4. § 2.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 7. 4. 1 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Ankaios (Ancaeus) took to wife Samia, the daughter of the river Maiandros (Meander), and begat Perilaus, Enudos, Samos, Alitherses and a daughter Parthenope."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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