Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 14 of 41 |

(117 words)

[German version]

(Νεμανούς/Nemanoús). According to Plutarch (Plut. De Is. et Os. 15,357 B) one of the names of the Queen of Byblos [1], wife of Malcathrus. She received Isis during her search for Osiris and made her the wet nurse of her children. She is also called Astarte and Saosis and is said to have been called Ἀθηναΐς/Athēnaís by the Greeks. Her name is derived from nḥm(.t)-n, a frequent variation on the goddess's name nḥm(.t)-wy in the late period. She is the companion of Thot. In the late period (1st millennium BC), she was considered to be an aspect of Hathor.


Cite this page
Quack, Joachim (Berlin), “Nemanus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲