Meander (mythology)

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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] Kalamos[4] and Callirhoe.[5]


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 334
  2. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.450
  3. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 7.4.1
  4. ^ Nonnus, Dionysiaca 369-478
  5. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Alabanda