Or nymphae Libethrides, a name of the Muses, which they derived from the well Libethra in Thrace; or, according to others, from the Thracian mountain Libethrus, where they had a grotto sacred to them.

Servius1 derives the name from a poet Libethrus, and Pausanias2 connects it with Mount Libethrius in Boeotia.3



  1. on Virgil's Eclogues, l.c.
  2. Description of Greece ix, 34.4.
  3. Comp. Lycophron. Alexandra, 275; Varro. On the Latin Language vii, 2.


  • Mela, ii, 3.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Strabo. Geography ix, p. 410, x, p. 471.
  • Virgil. Eclogues, vii, 21.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.