A naiad from Thrace, daughter of the river Strymon. She married Haemus, the king of Thrace, and became by him the mother of Hebrus. Haemus and Rhodope initiated a cult in which they called themselves "Zeus" and "Hera." The gods took offense and transformed them into mountains (the Despoto in the Balkan).



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  • Lucian. De Saltatione, 51.