Safe, Secure (sôs)
SOSE was a prophetic Oreiad- or Naiad-nymph of Arkadia (southern Greece). She was the mother of the goat-legged god Pan Agreus (the Hunter) by Hermes.
Sose resembles Penelopeia and Thymbris--two Arkadian nymphs also named as the mother of Pan--and the Dryad Erato, a highland prophetess whose husband Arkas shared the cradle of Hermes.
PAN-AGREUS (by Hermes) (Nonnus Dionysiaca 14.67)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Nonnus, Dionysiaca 14. 67 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
"Panes, the sons of Hermes, who divided his love between two Nymphai (Nymphs); for one he visited the bed of Sose, the highland prophetess, and begat a son inspired with the divine voice of prophecy, [Pan] Agreus (the Hunter), well versed in the beast-slaying sport of the hunt."
- Nonnus, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th A.D.
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