A son of Asopus and Metope, from whom the Boeotian river Ladon was believed to have derived its name of Ismenus.1 The little brooks Dirce and Strophie, in the neighborhood of Thebes, are therefore called daughters of Ismenus.2 The Theban women are also named Ismenides after it. His daughter is Ismenis (Ἰσμηνίς).



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 12.6.
  2. Callimachus. Hymn to Delos, 77; comp. Euripides. Bacchae, 519; Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library iv, 72.


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

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