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In Greek mythology, Astris (or Asteria)[1] was, in Nonnus's Dionysiaca,[2] one of the Heliades, daughters of Helios, either by the Oceanid Clymene[3] or the Oceanid Ceto.[4] She married the river god Hydaspes (the modern Jhelum River) and became mother of Deriades, king in India.

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The third stage of the ELDO Europa rocket was named after the deity.


  1. ^ Parada, p. 30.
  2. ^ Nonnus. Dionysiaca, Book 17.282, 23.236, 26.355, 27.199–203, 33.151–152. Rouse, pp. 52, 53, n. c says the name Astris is a Nonnus invention.
  3. ^ Nonnus. Dionysiaca, Book 17.282.
  4. ^ Nonnus. Dionysiaca, Book 26.351–355.


  • Nonnus, Dionysiaca; translated by Rouse, W H D, II Books XVI–XXXV. Loeb Classical Library No. 345, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1940. Internet Archive
  • Parada, Carlos, Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology, Jonsered, Paul Åströms Förlag, 1993. ISBN 978-91-7081-062-6.