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In classical Greek and Roman mythology, Abarbarea (Ἀβαρβαρέα) is a naiad, daughter of the river god Aesepus. She was the wife of Bucolion (the eldest but illegitimate son of the Trojan king Laomedon) and had two sons by him, Aesepus and Pedasus.[1] Abarbarea is also one of the three ancestors of the Tyrians, along with Callirrhoe and Drosera.[2] Other writers do not mention this nymph, but Hesychius mentions "Abarbareai" or "Abarbalaiai" as the name of a class of nymphs.[3]


  1. ^ Homer, Iliad 6.21–23
  2. ^ Nonnus, Dionysiaca 15.377; 40.363
  3. ^ Hesychius s.v. Ἀβαρβαλαῖαι and Ἀβαρβαρέη.