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The Anigrides ("Greek: Ἀνίγριδες) were in "Greek mythology the "nymphs -- that is, the "potamides -- of the river Anigrus in "Elis. On the coast of Elis, not far from the mouth of the river, there was a grotto sacred to them near modern "Samiko, which was visited by persons afflicted with skin diseases.[1] They were supposedly cured here by prayers and sacrifices to the nymphs, and by bathing in the river.[2][3][4] The earliest known attestation of the cult of these nymphs was from the poet "Moero in the 3rd century BCE.[5]

The river Anigrus (or Anigros) itself was a small stream in southern Elis that flowed down from "Mount Lapithas and the mountains at "Minthi to the "Ionian Sea. The waters are distinctly "sulfuric in character.[5] The river and cave are now part of the thermal springs of "Kaiafas.[6]


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  2. ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece v. 5. § 6
  3. ^ "Strabo, viii. p. 346
  4. ^ "Eustathius of Thessalonica, On "Homer p. 880.
  5. ^ a b Larson, Jennifer Lynn (2001). Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore. "Oxford University Press. p. 159. "ISBN "0195122941. 
  6. ^ "Samicum". A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. 2. John Murray. 1873. p. 889. Retrieved 2015-12-21. 

"" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the "public domain"Leonhard Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Anigrides". In "Smith, William. "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 178. 

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