Maíandros). [German version]  God of the homonymous river God of the homonymous river M.  that flows into the sea in the Bay of Miletus; son of Oceanus and Tethys (Hes. Theog. 339); furthermore, father of Samia and Cyane, who bears Miletus the twins Byblis and Caunus  (Ov. Met. 9,450ff.). The sons of M. are, among others, Calamus  (Nonnus, Dion. 11,464ff.) and Marsyas . Frey, Alexandra (Basle) [German version]  River in south-western Asia Minor Longest river in south-western Asia Minor (modern Menderes), has its origin near Celaenae and after a short course picks up the Marsyas (Hdt. 5,118; Xen. An. 1,2,7f.). Additional tributaries: from the south the Morsynus, the Harpasus  and an additional Marsyas (modern Çine Çayı). In a sharply winding course (hence the term 'meandering'), the M. flows between Priene and Miletus through a wide area made alluvial by it (
Maiándrou pedíon ) into the Icarian Sea. The M. was known from early times on (Hom. Il. 2,869, later Scyl. 98; Hdt. 2,29; Str. 13,4,12ff.; Ptol. 5,2,8; Plin. HN 5,106). Blümel, Wolfgang (Cologne) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. M. (1), RE 14, 535-540 W. M. Calder, J. M. Cook, s.v. Maeander, OCD3, 907.