Or Nysigena, surname of Dionysus, derived from Nysa, a mountain or city, either in Thrace, Arabia, or India, where he was said to have been brought up by nymphs, the Nyseides.

According to some, it was derived from Nisus, who is said to have been his father, or at least to have educated him.



  • Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica ii, 905; iv, 431.
  • Cicero. On the Nature of the Gods iii, 23.
  • Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library i, 15; iii, 68.
  • Homer. Iliad vi, 133; Hymns xxv, 5.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses iv, 13.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Virgil. Aeneid vi, 806.

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