Canens

Roman - A river nymph. Daughter of Janus by Venilia. She was betrothed to Picus but lost him when the nymph Circe fell in love with him. He rejected Circe's advances so she turned him into a woodpecker. Canens died of grief, only her voice surviving as in the story of Echo. In some accounts she is called Venilia, in others she is the same as Salacia. Occasionally referred to as Canens, Canentes, Canentes, Salacia, Salacia, Greek Amphitrite, Venilia or Venilia.

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