OREITHYIA

ΟΡΕΙΘΥΙΑ

Boreas and Oreithyia, by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919), English Pre-Raphaelite painter

Boreas and Oreithyia, by Evelyn De Morgan
(1855-1919), English Pre-Raphaelite painter

1. One of the Nereides. (Hom. Il. xviii. 48.)

2. A daughter of Erechtheus and Praxithea. Once as she had strayed beyond the river Ilissus she was carried off by Boreas, by whom she became the mother of Cleopatra, Chione, Zetes. and Calais. (Apollod. iii. 15. § 1, &c.; Apollon. Rhod. i. 215; comp. Plat. Phaedr. p. 194, ed. Heiod.; Schol. ad Odyss. xiv. 533.)

3. A nymph of Mount Lebanon who was the mother of Theias by Belus.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Theoi Greek Mythology, Oreithyia (Illustrated) (No. 2)
Theoi Greek Mythology, Oreithyia (No. 3)