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Nysiads

In Greek mythology, the Nysiads or Nysiades (Νυσιάδες) were Okeanid nymphs of mythical Mount Nysa. Zeus entrusted the infant god Dionysus to their care, and the Nysiads raised him with the assistance of the old satyr-god Seilenos. When Dionysus was grown the Nysiads joined his company as the first of the Bakkhantes.

The names of the nymphs include:

  • Ambrosia
  • Arsinoe
  • Bromia or Bromis
  • Cisseis
  • Coronis
  • Erato
  • Eriphia
  • Nysa
  • Pedile
  • Polymno or Polyhymno

Also mentioned are Callichore and Calyce (after whom two moons of Jupiter, Kallichore and Kalyke, are named).

In later tellings of Dionysus's infancy, the Nysiades appear to be identified with the Hyades. The term might have been used for the Pleiades and the Hyades as Dionysus's tutors altogether.

  1. Homeric Hymn 26 to Dionysus 2 ff
  2. Hyginus, Fabulae, 182
  3. Also occurs in Terpander, Fragment 9
  4. In Diodorus Siculus' Library of History, 3. 69, she is called daughter of Aristaeus
  5. Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 14. 219 ff
  6. In Bibliotheca 3. 4. 3, the identification is explicit: "...the Nymphai of Asian Nysa, whom Zeus in later times placed among the stars and named the Hyades."


Nysiads
Nysiads Language Watch Edit In Greek mythology the Nysiads or Nysiades Nysiades were Okeanid nymphs of mythical Mount Nysa Zeus entrusted the infant god Dionysus 1 to their care and the Nysiads raised him with the assistance of the old satyr god Seilenos When Dionysus was grown the Nysiads joined his company as the first of the Bakkhantes Names EditThe names of the nymphs include 2 Ambrosia Arsinoe Bromia or Bromis Cisseis Coronis Erato Eriphia Nysa 3 4 Pedile Polymno or Polyhymno Also mentioned are Callichore and Calyce 5 after whom two moons of Jupiter Kallichore and Kalyke are named In later tellings of Dionysus s infancy the Nysiades appear to be identified with the Hyades 6 The term might have been used for the Pleiades and the Hyades as Dionysus s tutors altogether References Edit Homeric Hymn 26 to Dionysus 2 ff Hyginus Fabulae 182 Also occurs in Terpander Fragment 9 In Diodorus Siculus Library of History 3 69 she is called daughter of Aristaeus Nonnus Dionysiaca 14 219 ff In Bibliotheca 3 4 3 the identification is explicit the Nymphai of Asian Nysa whom Zeus in later times placed among the stars and named the Hyades This article relating to a Greek deity is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Nysiads amp oldid 1038868002, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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