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Samosian nymphs

by Micha F. Lindemans
Two nymphs of the island of Samos who were loved by Poseidon. The sea-god had come to the island at a time when it was uninhabited and lay with the nymphs. When the first one was in labor, it snowed on the island, and Poseidon named his son Chius (chion, "snow"). The other nymph bore him Agelus and Melas (Periegesis Hellados VII, 4.8).

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  • Also known as:
    Nymphai Samiai

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