NYCTIMENE

ΝΥΚΤΙΜΗΝΗ

A daughter of Epopeus, king of Lesbos, or, according to others, of Nycteus. Pursued and dishonored by her amorous father, she herself in the shade of forests, where she was metamorphosed by Athena into an owl. (Hygin. Fab. 204; Ov. Met. ii. 590; Lutat. ad Stat. Theb. iii. 507; Serv. ad Virg. Georg. i. 403.)