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Achiroë /əˈkɪr/ or Anchirrhoë (Greek: Ἀχιρ(ρ)όη), or according to the Bibliotheca Anchinoë (Ἀγχινόη),[1] 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.[2] According to the scholiast on Lycophron,[3] she was the consort of Sithon, son of Ares, and bore him two daughters, Pallene and Rhoeteia, from whom two towns derived their names.[4][5]

Argive genealogy in Greek mythology[edit]

Argive genealogy in Greek mythology
Inachus Melia
Zeus Io Phoroneus
Epaphus Memphis
Libya Poseidon
Belus Achiroë Agenor Telephassa
Danaus Pieria Aegyptus Cadmus Cilix Europa Phoenix
Mantineus Hypermnestra Lynceus Harmonia Zeus
Sparta Lacedaemon Ocalea Abas Agave Sarpedon Rhadamanthus
Eurydice Acrisius Ino Minos
Zeus Danaë Semele Zeus
Perseus Dionysus
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  1. ^ Bibliotheca ii. 1. § 4
  2. ^ Theoi Project - Ankhinoe
  3. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron 583 and 1161.
  4. ^ Hegesippus in Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Παλλήνη.
  5. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Achiroe", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Tempil Hill, MD: Nikolai Ferreira, p. 12