Baphyra In Greek mythology, the name assumed by the Helicon River when it refused to wash away the blood the Bacchants (or Maenads) had spilled when they tore Orpheus limb from limb. To avoid complicity in the crime, the river submerged itself and reemerged miles away, taking the name Baphyra.
Taken from the Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante
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