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Aegle
Biographical Information
Also known as
Αιγλη
Physical information
Type of Nymph
Naiad

or

Okeanid
Gender
Female
Family information
Family members
Zeus & Neiara
The Kharites (Children)
Other Information


Aegle was a Naiad or Okeanid nymph, the mother of the Kharites (Graces) by the sun-god Helios.

Other NymphsEdit

There are four other nymphs in myth by this name.

  1. The first is a Niad who was the most beautiful of the Niads.
  2. The second was a Nymph who stole the love of Theseus away from Ariadne.
  3. The third Aegle was one of the Hesperides who transformed into a constellation of the same name.
  4. One of the seven Heliades were seven nymph daughters of the sun-god Helios. When their brotherPhaethon was struck from the chariot of the sun by Zeus, they gathered around his smoky grave on the banks of the River Eridanos and in their unrelenting grief were transformed into poplar-trees and their tears into golden amber.

NotesEdit

It should be noted, however, that the Kharites were usually described as daughters of Zeus and Eurynome.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. http://www.mythicalcreatureslist.com/mythical-creature/Aegle
  2. http://www.theoi.com/Nymphe/NympheAigle.html
  3. http://www.theoi.com/Nymphe/NymphaiHeliades.html