Meander (mythology)

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Not to be confused with Menander.

Meander, Maeander, Mæander, or Maiandros (Ancient Greek: Μαίανδρος) is a river god in Greek mythology, patron deity of the Meander river (modern Büyük Menderes River) in Caria, southern Asia Minor (modern Turkey). He is one of the sons of Oceanus and Tethys,[1] and is the father of Cyanee,[2] Samia[3] and Kalamos.[4]


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony, 334 [1]
  2. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 9.450 [2]
  3. ^ Pausanias, Descriptions of Greece, 7.4.1 [3]
  4. ^ Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 369-478 [4]