Sangarius (mythology)

Sangarius (/sæŋˈɡɛriəs/; Ancient Greek: Σαγγάριος) was a Phrygian river-god of Greek mythology.[1] He is described as the son of Oceanus and Tethys and as the husband of Metope, by whom he became the father of Hecuba.[2][3] He is also the father of Nana and therefore the grandfather of Attis.[4] The Sakarya River (in Phrygia-Turkey) itself is said to have derived its name from one Sangas, who had offended Rhea and was punished by her by being changed into water.[5]


  1. Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Sangarius". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. Boston. p. 706.
  2. Hesiod, Theogony 344
  3. Bibliotheca iii. 12. § 5
  4. Turner, Patricia; Coulter, Charles Russell (2001). "Sangarius". Dictionary of Ancient Deities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 412. ISBN 0-19-514504-6. OCLC 45466269. Retrieved 27 April 2009.
  5. Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes ii. 722

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Sangarius". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 

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