Achiroë, or according to Apollodorus1 Anchinoë, which is perhaps a mistake for Anchiroë, was a daughter of Nilus, and the wife of Belus, by whom she became the mother of Aegyptus and Danaus.

According to the Scholiast on Lycophron,2 Ares begot by her a son, Sithon, and according to Hegesippus,3 also two daughters, Pallene and Rhoeteia, from whom two towns derived their names.



  1. The Library ii, 1.4.
  2. 583, 1161.
  3. ap. Stephanus of Byzantium, q.v. Παλλήνη.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.