Legend of the nymph Egesta


The legend of nymph Egesta explains the phenomenon of Segesta Baths and the origin of the name of the ancient Elymian city.
The phenomenon of the volcanic waters of the natural baths of Segesta, also known as the Baths of Segesta, and their regenerating power, was linked by the inhabitants of ancient Segesta to an ancient mythological episode. It is said that Krimisòs, river divinity, would have heated the waters of this river to help the nymph Egesta who stopped to rest on its banks after the dramatic escape from Troy. The Ninfa later became his wife and gave the name to the city of Segesta.

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