Dryope is a Hamadryades (a group of Dryad nymphs in the forest near Oxylosis).and Naiad nymph of a poplar tree and spring on Mount Oita in Dryopia (Doris), central Greece. She was originally a Dryopian princess and friend to the original Hamadryades . Dryope was seduced by Apollo but married Andraemon. Soon after she gave birth to Apollo's son Amphissus. When Dryope's son grew up, he built the town of Oeta, and a temple to Apollo. One day as Dryope was approaching the temple, the Hamadryades gathered her up affectionately and hid her in the woods. In her place they caused a poplar to appear out of the ground. Beside it they made a spring to gush forth. Dryope was changed from mortal to Nymph. Dryope now became a nymph, and Amphissus built a temple to the nymphs, which no woman was allowed to approach.
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