Salamis (mythology)

Salamis (/ˈsæləmɪs/ SAL-ə-miss; Ancient Greek: Σαλαμίς) was a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the river god Asopus and Metope, daughter of the Ladon, another river god. She was carried away by Poseidon to the island which was named after her, whereupon she bore the god a son, Cychreus, who became king of the island.[1]

In some accounts, she became the mother of Saracon by Zeus.[2]


  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.72.1–5
  2. ^ Pseudo-Clement, Recognitions 10.21-23