A mountain valley in Argolis, between Cleonae and Phlius, ruled by Lycurgus and Eurydice. The area was inhabited by a lion, whose skin Heracles had to bring to Eurystheus as one of his Twelve Labors.

It is also the location of the Nemean Games, instituted by the Seven in honor of the death of the infant Opheltes; they ended c. 235 BCE. The land was named, so they said, after Nemea, a daughter of Asopus.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 15.2-3.