- the mountain where Zeus sent the infant Dionysus to protect him from the vindictive wrath of Hera.
- one of the Nysaean Nymphs.
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A name of Bacchus, because he was worshiped at Nysa, a town of Aethiopia.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
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The wicked Nysa, the crafty nurse it is that cruelly severs me from thee.Theocritus, Bion and Moschus
The second, who is said to have killed Nysa, was the son of Nilus.Cicero's Tusculan Disputations
Marcus Tullius Cicero
At its base the city of Nysa stood in former times, and among many others fell before the arms of Alexander.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Csar was defending there the cause of Nysa, daughter of Nicomedes; he recalled the obligations which he owed to this king.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
- the Polish name for the Neisse (def. 1)
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