In "Greek mythology, Pirene or Peirene ("Greek: Πειρήνη), a "nymph, was either the daughter of the river god "Asopus, "Laconian king "Oebalus, or the River god "Achelous, depending on different sources. By "Poseidon she became the mother of "Lecheas and Cenchrias. When Cenchrias was unintentionally killed by "Artemis, Pirene's grief was so profound that she became nothing but tears and turned into the fountain outside the gates of "Corinth. The Corinthians had a small sanctuary dedicated to Pirene by the fountain where honey-cakes were offered to her to during the dry months of early summer.
Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood
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