KYDNOS (Cydnus) was a river-god of Kilikia (Cilicia) in Anatolia (modern Turkey).
The River Kydnos had its headwaters in the Tarsos (Tarsus) Mountains on the Kilikian border with Syria and flowed into the Mediterranean near the city of Tarsos. The most important neighbouring rivers were the Lamos to the west and the Syrian Orontes in the south-east.
THE KYDNIDES (Nonnus Dionysiaca 24.102)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Nonnus, Dionysiaca 24. 102 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :
"The daughters of Kydnos (Cydnus) [i.e. Naiades], the River that loved Zephryos (the West Wind) . . . these his father had given to Bakkhos (Bacchus) [Dionysos] for victory in the Indian War."
- Nonnus, Dionysiaca - Greek Epic C5th A.D.
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