List of Oceanids

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Oceanus is a god in ancient Greek mythology. This is a list of his consorts and daughters, who are known collectively as the Oceanids.

According to Hesiod,[1] the total number of Oceanus' children was 6000, composed of 3000 daughters and 3000 sons (these are called Potamoi), but only a relatively small number of their names is actually attested throughout accounts of Greek mythology.

List[edit]

The following are the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys:[2][3][4][5][6]

  1. Acaste
  2. Admete
  3. Aethra
  4. Amaltheia
  5. Amphiro
  6. Amphitrite – usually counted as a Nereid rather than an Oceanid
  7. Anchiroe
  8. Anthracia - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  9. Argia
  10. Asia – nymph of the Asian region, sister to Europa
  11. Asterodia[7]
  12. Asterope - mother by Zeus of Acragas, eponym of several ancient cities known as Acragas, possibly including Acragas, Sicily[8]
  13. Beroe
  14. Bolbe
  15. Cleodora
  16. Callirrhoe
  17. Calypso
  18. Camarina[9]
  19. Capheira[10]
  20. Cerceis
  21. Ceto
  22. Chryseis
  23. Clio - not to be confused with the Muse Clio
  24. Clymene - wife of Iapetus
  25. Clytie or Clytia
  26. Crocale - one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis[11][12]
  27. Daira - mother of Eleusis by Hermes[13]
  28. Dione
  29. Dodone
  30. Doris – wife of the sea god Nereus, mother of the fifty Nereides.
  31. Eidyia or Idyia - wife of Aeetes, mother of Medea
  32. Electra - wife of Thaumas, mother of Iris, Arke and the Harpies; not to be confused with other characters of the same name, see Electra (disambiguation)
  33. Ephyra
  34. Euagoreis
  35. Eudore
  36. Europa
  37. Eurynome
  38. Galaxaure
  39. Glauke - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  40. Hagno - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  41. Hesione - wife of Prometheus
  42. Hippo
  43. Hyale - one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  44. Iakhe
  45. Ianira
  46. Ianthe – nymph of violet rain clouds or violet flowers
  47. Ithome - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  48. Leucippe
  49. Lysithea
  50. Melia - sister of Caanthus
  51. Meliboea
  52. Melite
  53. Melobosis
  54. Menestho
  55. Merope
  56. Metis – goddess of wisdom, first spouse of Zeus
  57. Mopsopia - Attica was believed to have been previously named Mopsopia after her[14]
  58. Myrtoessa - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  59. Nede - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  60. Nemesis
  61. Nephele - one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis; not to be confused with Nephele, goddess of clouds
  62. Ocyrrhoe
  63. Oinoe - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  64. Ozomene - in one source,[15] this name substitutes for Electra
  65. Pasithoe
  66. Peitho
  67. Periboea
  68. Perse or Perseis – consort of Helios
  69. Petraea
  70. Phaino
  71. Phiale - one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  72. Philyra - mother of Chiron by Cronus
  73. Phrixa - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  74. Pleione – mother of the Pleiades by Atlas
  75. Plexaure
  76. Plouto or Pluto – mother of Tantalus by Zeus
  77. Polydora
  78. Polyphe - in a rare version, mother of Athena by Poseidon[16][17]
  79. Polyxo
  80. Pronoia
  81. Prymno
  82. Psekas - one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  83. Rhanis - one of the sixty younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
  84. Rhode or Rhodia
  85. Rhodope
  86. Stilbo
  87. Styx – Oceanid of the river Styx that flowed nine times around Hades; an exceptionally female river goddess
  88. Telesto
  89. Theisoa - one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
  90. Thoe
  91. Tyche
  92. Urania - not to be confused with the Muse Urania
  93. Xanthe
  94. Zeuxo

Others: the text by Hyginus (Fabulae) is corrupted in places, making the names of a few of the Oceanids uncertain: *yaea; *lyris, *clintenneste, *teschinoeno.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hesiod; Theogony, 364-370
  2. ^ Hesiod; Theogony, 346
  3. ^ Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter, 415
  4. ^ Pausanias, Guide to Greece, 8.31.4; 8.38.2; 8.47.3
  5. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.2.2
  6. ^ a b Hyginus; Fabulae, Preface: The text is corrupted in places, making the names of some of the daughters illegible.
  7. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3. 242
  8. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Akragantes
  9. ^ Pindar, Odes Olympian, V
  10. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, V.55
  11. ^ Callimachus, Hymn III to Artemis, 12
  12. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.155
  13. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 38. 7
  14. ^ Suidas s. v. Euphorion
  15. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 14
  16. ^ Suidas s. v. Hippeia Athena
  17. ^ Theoi Project - Polyphe