Note: This text is from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
AMYMONE, in ancient Greek legend, daughter of Danaus.
With her sisters, she had been sent to look for water, the
district of Argos being then parched through the anger of
Poseidon. Amymone having thrown her spear at a stag, missed
it, but hit a satyr asleep in the brake. The satyr pursued
her, and she called for help on Poseidon, who appeared,
and for love of her beauty caused a spring to well up,
which received her name. Aeschylus wrote a satyric drama
on the subject. By the god Amymone became the mother of
Nauplius, the wrecker. Her meeting with Poseidon at the
spring is frequently represented on ancient coins and gems.
Apollodorus ii. 1, 4; Hyginus, Fab. 169; Propertius ii. 26.