Memphis (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Memphis (Ancient Greek: Μέμφις) was the female eponym of Memphis in Egypt. The name was attributed to several distinct characters, namely:

  • Memphis, daughter of Nilus.[1]
  • Memphis, one of the many consorts of Danaus, mother of the Danaïdes Chrysippe, Sthenele and Cleite.[2] But according to Hippostratus' account, Europe, daughter of Nilus and begotten all the fifty daughters of Danaus.[3]
  • Memphis, daughter of the Egyptian king Uchoreus, who was said to have founded the city and named it after her, and mother by Neilus of Aegyptus, the eponym of Egypt (apparently distinct from Aegyptus, brother of Danaus).[4]