1. In Greek Mythology, Diopatra was a naiad who lived in a spring of the river Sperkheios on Mount Othrys in Malis (in what is now northern Greece). One time the god Poseidon came upon her and was so struck by her beauty that he caused her sisters, who were with her at the time, to sprout roots and turn into poplar trees temporarily so that he could rape her unhindered.
(Source: Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 22)
Back to E2 Dictionary of Classical Mythology
2. In biology, Diopatra is a genus of undersea tube worm, whose classification is as follows:
Individual species include: