Or Nysiae (Νύσιαι), the nymphs who inhabited Mount Nysa. They were the nursemaids of the infant god Dionysus and later became his constant companions. Their names have been given as Cisseis, Nysa, Erato, Eriphia, Bromia, and Polyhymno. When they reached old age, Dionysus made a petition to Medea to restore their youthfulness, which she did.



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  • Orphic. Hymns 50.14.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses iii, 314; Fasti iii, 769.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 4.3.
  • Scholiast on Homer's Iliad xxiii, 486.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.