|Naiad Queen of Egypt|
|Member of the Argive Family|
|Abode||River Nile in Egypt|
|Offspring||Danaus, Aegyptus, Cepheus, Phineus|
|Siblings||Memphis, Telephassa, Chione, Caliadne (possibly), Polyxo (possibly)|
Achiroë // or Anchirrhoë (Greek: Ἀχιρ(ρ)όη), or according to the Bibliotheca Anchinoë (Ἀγχινόη), which is perhaps a mistake for Anchiroë, was in Greek mythology a naiad, a daughter of the river-god Nilus. She was also the wife of Belus, by whom she became the mother of Aegyptus and Danaus, and, according to some accounts, Cepheus, and Phineus.
Anchinoe was a minor figure in Greek accounts and only mentioned by Apollodorus in his Bibliotheca:
But Belus remained in Egypt, reigned over the country, and married Anchinoe, daughter of Nile, by whom he had twin sons, Egyptus and Danaus, but according to Euripides, he had also Cepheus and Phineus.
Argive genealogy in Greek mythology
- Apollodorus, The Library, Book 2.1.4 with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Achiroe". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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