"Evening." A Trojan naiad, the daughter of the river god Cebren. She was loved by the Trojan prince Aesacus but fleeing his pursuit she stepped on a venomous snake and died. She is also called Asterope (Ἀστερόπη).

Hesperia is also the name the ancient Greeks used for Italy and which the Romans used for Hispania (Spain).



  • Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses xi, 767.