A naiad, daughter of the river god Asopus.1 She was abducted by Zeus in the form of an eagle,2 who carried her off to the island of Oenopia. There she became the mother of Aeacus, one of the judges of the underworld. Aeacus later named the island Aegina after his mother.3 Her abduction is depicted by Arachne.4
She is also called Asopis after her father.
- Ovid. Metamorphoses vi, 103 ff.;
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 11.2; Pindar. Isthmian Odes viii; Nemean Odes, viii.
- Metamorphoses vii, 453.
- ibid. vi, 103 ff.;
- Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.