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Byze (Βυζη) whose name means "Close-Pressed" was one of four Naiad nymphs born to the river god Erasinos in Argolis (southern Greece). They welcomed the goddess Britomartis into their country when she arrived from Krete (Crete). 




Melite, Maira & Ankhiroe

Ancient Text

"[Britomartis] arrived in Argos from Phoinikia (Phoenicia) [i.e. Lebanon], entering into the company of the daughters of Erasinos; Byze, Melite, Maira & Ankhiroe. Then she went from Argos to Kephallenia . . . Then she went to Krete."
- Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 40 (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.)

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