Argyra (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Argyra (/ˈɑːrrə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀργυρᾶ) was one of the Naiads, a nymph who resided in a well. There was a city in ancient Achaea, also named Argyra, that was the site of a spring. According to legend, the nymph Argyra was in love with a shepherd named Selemnus, but when he aged she no longer loved him. When he died of grief, the goddess Aphrodite changed him into a river.[1] The legend says that a forsaken lover who bathes in this river will forget their pain.[2]


  1. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 7.23
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