The daughter of Ochimus and Hegetoria. She was espoused to Ocridion, but Ochimus' younger brother Cercaphus fell in love with her and persuaded the crier (for it was the custom to fetch the brides by the crier) to bring her to him instead. This was accordingly done, and he fled with her. Afterwards, when Orchimus was grown old, he returned.

Cydippe is by Cercaphus the mother of Cameirus, Ialysus, and Lindes. Each of them founded a town in Rhodes and named it after himself.

This was the reason that at Rhodes the crier never entered into the chapel of Ocridion, because of the injustice done to him.



  • Diodorus Siculus, v, 57. 7.
  • Plutarch. Quaestiones Graecae, 27.