A daughter of the river god Nilus. She was the wife of Epaphus and was by him the mother of Libya. The Egyptian city of Memphis was said to have derived its name from her. According to Diodorus Siculus1 the city was named after Memphis, the daughter of the king who founded it. She was loved by Nilus, who had assumed the form of a bull, and gave birth to Aegyptus, from whom the land received its name.



  1. Historical Library i, 51.


  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 1.4.