ContributorContrib.Amara L. on 7/31/2011
The name of a naiad of the fresh-water spring of the city of Korinthos and a daughter of Asopos. She was carried off by Poseidon and bore him two sons. Her name may be derived from the element πειραίνω (peiraino), and either mean "tied, fastened" or "the fastening one". In either case, it may refer to the important portage road linking these two ports.