Penelope (dryad)

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In Greek mythology Penelope or Penelopeia is a dryad, the daughter of Dryops.[disambiguation needed] She resides on mount Kyllene in Arcadia and is the mother of the god Pan or of Nomios by Hermes.[1][2][3]

This particular Penelope is sometimes confused with her namesake, Penelope, the wife and queen of Odysseus, in stories in which she is said to be the mother of Pan.[4]


  1. ^ The Homeric Hymns: Hymn to Pan
  2. ^ Nonnus, Dionysiaca
  3. ^ Hyginus Fabulae, 224
  4. ^ Apollodorus, The Library E.7.38