DAEIRA (Daira) – Okeanid Nymph, the Titan Spring Water Guide, the “Knowing One,” Goddess & Mother of Demigod Eleusis
Titan mythology predates Olympian mythology because it originates prior to the first floods recorded in the Bile and other sacred texts dating in history and mythology. Further research shows that the Titans were second generation beings only after the Primordial Gods. Primordial Gods in Greek mythology were the “first born” primal gods and goddesses born from the Void of Khaos (Chaos) the Great Mother who preceded the Universe. Many of the early Greeks particularly the Athenians whose etymologic name is surprisingly not of Greek origin boasted of being aboriginal (autochthonian) Greeks and linked to ancestors of the Primordial age.
Titan mythology include Chthonian (Underworld) gods and goddesses including Nymphs (nature spirits) split into 5 different groups; Naiades were the Oceanids associated with fountains springs and wells, the Nephelai were cloud nymphs, Leimonides were nymphs of the pasture, the Anthousai were the Oceanid nymphs of flowers, and the Aurai were nymphs of the water found in breezes. The ancient mysteries of the Underworld had a direct link to cults of knowledge of earthly Agriculture. The Eleusinian Mysteries were secret initiatory rites and priesthoods taught in ancient Greece in the town of Eleusis, West Attica in Southern Greece.
DAEIRA is an Okeanid-nymph of the town in Eleusis in West Attika (Attica), (Southern Greece). She is a Titan Greek goddess of aboriginal origin of Eleusis of early ancient Greeks living in the region prior to the first flood. She is associated with the Goddess Hekate (Hecate, The Triple Goddess), Kore (The Maiden), and Persephone (Core/Kore, which may have also been a titles. Daeira was also the mother of the first king of the town Eleusis giving birth to a Demi God or Goddess by the God Hermes or the first ruler of Attika Ogygus.
|Greek Name||Δαειρα Δαιρα|
|Transliteration||Daeira, Daira (Latin)|
|Translation||Learned, Knowing (daô)|
|Nymph||Spring, Well, Guide|
|Significance||Underworld Guide to Persephone|
|Prominence||Birthed Eleusis (Town, King)|
|Origin||Titan Nature Spirit|
|Established||Goddess of Eleusinian Mysteries|
|Other Names||Hekate, Kore (Ceres), Persephone, Aphrodite|
|Birthed||Eleusis – Demi-God/ Goddess of Hermes (father) or Ogygus (first ruler of (Boeotia) Attica also of the aboriginal (autochthonian) chthonian underworld primeval origin)
Daeira was connected with the rites of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Her name means “Knowing One” or “Teacher” from the Greek verb daô which appears to connect her with the instruction of initiates in the secret knowledge of the Mysteries. The name Daeira was also an Eleusinian title of the goddess Persephone. Daeira may also have been identified with the Eleusinian Hekate who, according to some, was a consort of Hermes Khthonios (the Guide of the Dead). She may have been the Naiad of the town’s famous well, or springs, where Demeter first rested upon entering Eleusis. (Source: http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/Daeira.html)
|THE OCEANID DAEIRA|
|Parents||Oceanus and Tethys|
|Home||Eleusis in Attica|
DAEIRA (Daeira or Daira), that is, “the knowing,” a divinity connected with the Eleusinian mysteries. According to Pausanias (i. 38. § 7) she was a daughter of Oceanus, and became by Hermes the mother of Eleusis; but others called her a sister of Styx; while a third account represents her as identical with Aphrodite, Demeter, Hera, or Persephone. (Apollon. Rhod. iii. 847; Eustath, ad Hom. p. 648.)