Crinaeae

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In Greek mythology, the Crinaeae (/krˈn./; Greek Κρηναῖαι) were a type of Naiad nymphs associated with fountains or wells.

The number of Crinaeae includes but is not limited to:[1]

  1. Aganippe[2][3][4]
  2. Appias (Roman mythology)[5]
  3. Myrtoessa (one of the nurses of infant Zeus, dwelled in a well in Arcadia)[6][7]
  4. The Sithnides (a group of nymphs associated with a fountain in Megara)[8]

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  1. ^ Theoi Project - List of Nymphs and types of Nymphs
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. 29. § 3
  3. ^ Virgil, Eclogae 10. 12.
  4. ^ Theoi Project - Aganippe
  5. ^ Ovid, Remedia Amoris, 659; Ars Amatoria, 1. 81., 3. 451
  6. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.31.4
  7. ^ Theoi Project - Myrtoessa
  8. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 1.40.1

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