Aganippe (naiad)

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Aganippe by Philip Galle (Holland, Haarlem, 1537-1612)

Aganippe (/æɡəˈnɪp/; Ancient Greek: Ἀγανίππη) was the name of both a spring and the Naiad (a Crinaea) associated with it. The spring is in Boeotia, near Thespiae, at the base of Mount Helicon,[1] and was associated with the Muses who were sometimes called Aganippides. Drinking from it was considered to be a source of poetic inspiration. The nymph is called a daughter of the river-god Permessus (called Termessus by Pausanias).[2] Ovid associates Aganippe with Hippocrene.[3]



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Aganippe 1". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.