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[1] Wet nurse of Dionysus

Wet nurse of Dionysus (Terpander in Lydus, Mens. 4,51) with cult in Athens (IG III 320, 351). Hom. Il. 6,132f. already knew of companions of N. Three Nysai meet on a vase by Sophilus (about 580). They appear in the sky as a group of stars called Hyades.


T. Ganschow, s.v. Nysa, LIMC 8.1, 902-907; 8.2, 598f.

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[2] In Homer, the toponym N. refers to a mythical place

In Homer, the top…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), Sigel, Dorothea (Tübingen) and Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg), “Nysa”, 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 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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