Nomia (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Nomia[pronunciation?] (Νομία) was a nymph of Arcadia, where the local people believed the Nomian Mountains to have been named after her.[1] She apparently was a companion of Callisto, the daughter of Lycaon: Pausanias mentions a painting of the two, with Callisto sitting on a bearskin and her feet lying on Nomia's knees; there is also Pero portrayed next to them.[2]

Nomia is also a possible name for the Sicilian nymph who loved Daphnis but was abandoned by him and, in revenge, blinded the young man and changed him into a rock.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 38. 11
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10. 31. 10
  3. ^ Servius on Virgil's Eclogue 8. 68