Melinoe was a nymph in Greek mythology, considered to be responsible for bringing nightmares and madness. She appeared in one of the Hymns of Orpheus. She was born near the mouth of the river Cocytus of the Underworld and she was the daughter of the goddess Persephone. She became pregnant when Zeus visited her disguised as Plouton. When Plouton found out about the pregnancy, he rended her body.
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