She was a sea-nymph, of whom the following legend is related.
When the gods distributed among themselves the various countries
of the earth, the island of Rhodes was yet covered by the waves
of the sea. Helios was absent at the time and as no one drew a
lot for him, he was not to have any share in the distribution of
the earth. But at that moment the island of Rhodes rose out of
the sea, and with the consent of Zeus he took possession of it,
and by the nymph of the isle he then became the father of seven