Greek - A river-goddess. Daughter of Danaus. Mother of Nauplius by Poseidon. She was one of the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus shipped by their father to Greece to escape the murderous intentions of his brother Aegyptus. In some accounts she was one of three daughters who did not kill their husbands on their wedding night. The others were Berbyce and Hypermnestra. She was sent to find water and was attacked by a satyr. Poseidon chased the satyr off and lay with Amymone himself, after which he was happy to provide a water supply, which he did by striking the ground with his trident, so producing three streams. Known as Amymone.

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