Himalia (mythology)
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Himalia Mythology

In Greek mythology Himalia was a nymph of the eastern end of the island of Rhodes. According to Diodorus Siculus[1]Zeus was enamoured with her and she produced three sons with him, Spartaios, Kronios, and Kytos: no further information about them survives. Jennifer Larson observes that the dictionary compiler Hesychius of Alexandria gives . denoting an abundance of wheat meal, and notes the agricultural connotations of the sons' names: ""Spartaios recalls sowing, and Kytos means a basket or jar. Kronios denotes a descendant of Kronos, the god of the Golden Age",[2] a mythic time of ease and abundance.


  1. ^ Diodorus, Library of History 5. 55. 4, excerpted online in Theoi Project.
  2. ^ Jennifer Lynn Larson, 2001. Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore p. 322 note 397.

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