Also Ioniades (Ἰωνιάδες), a group of four nymphsCalliphaea, Synallasis, Pegaea and Iasis. They had a sanctuary at a spring near the river Cytherus, not far from Heraclea, a village of the Eleans. Those who bathed in the spring were said to be cured of all sorts of aches and pains.

The nymphs were said to be named after Ion, the son of Gargettus, who migrated to this place from Athens. The story undoubtedly arose from the existence of a mineral spring on the spot where their sanctuary stood.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece vi, 22.7.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Strabo. Geography viii, p. 356.