Wet nurse of Dionysus (Terpander in Lydus, Mens. 4,51) with cult in Athens (IG III 320, 351). Hom. Il. 6,132f. already knew of companions of N. Three Nysai meet on a vase by Sophilus (about 580). They appear in the sky as a group of stars called Hyades.
 In Homer, the toponym N. refers to a mythical place
In Homer, …
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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel),
Sigel, Dorothea (Tübingen) and
Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg),
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