1. Nymphs who were worshipped as the protectors of flocks and of fruit-trees. They are also called Mêlides or Epimêlides. (Theocrit. i. 22, with Valck. note, xiii. 45; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1963.)

2. The same name is also given to the nymphs of the district of the Malians on the river Spercheius. (Soph. Philoct. 725.)