Naiad Queen of Egypt
|Member of the Argive family|
|Abode||River Nile in Egypt|
|Siblings||Memphis, Telephassa, Chione, Caliadne (possibly), Polyxo (possibly)|
|Offspring||Danaus, Aegyptus, Cepheus, Phineus|
Achiroë /əˈkɪroʊiː/, Anchirrhoë (Ancient Greek: Ἀχιρ(ρ)όη), or Anchinoë (Ἀγχινόη), which is perhaps a mistake for Anchiroë, was in Greek mythology a naiad, a daughter of the river-god Nilus. She was also the wife of Belus, by whom she became the mother of Aegyptus and Danaus, and, according to some accounts, Cepheus, and Phineus. Otherwise, the possible mother of this children and spouse of Belus was called Side, eponym of Sidon in Phoenicia.
Anchinoe was a minor figure in Greek accounts and only mentioned by Apollodorus in his Bibliotheca:
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Achiroe". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.