The god of the river Simois, which flows from Mount Ida, and in the plain of Troy joins the Xanthus or Scamander.1 He is described as a son of Oceanus and Tethys,2 and as the father of Astyoche and Hieromneme.3

When Hera visited the Trojan lands he grew ambrosia grass to feed her horses. The naiad daughters of Simois and Scamander — Troy's two major rivers — are called the Trojan nymphs (Troiades).



  1. Homer. Iliad v 774; xii, 22; Virgil. Aeneid v, 261.
  2. Hesiod. Theogony, 342.
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 12.2.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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