The daughter of Salmoneus and Alcidice, but she was reared by Cretheus after her parents were slain by Zeus for pretending to be gods. She fell in love with the river god Enipeus, whose waters were the most beautiful on earth, but Poseidon, who lusted after her, assumed the likeliness of Enipeus and lay with her. She conceived and gave birth to the twins Neleus and Pelias. She later married Cretheus and had by him three sons: Aeson, Amythaon, and Pheres.



  • Homer. Odyssey xii, 235 ff.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.8.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.