TANAIS was a river-god of Skythia in north-eastern Europe (the modern-day River Don in Russia).
The Tanais River flowed through the eastern steppeland of Skythia, issuing into the Palus Maeotis (Sea of Azov) in the north-eastern corner of the Black Sea. The most important neighbouring rivers were the Borysthenes (Dnieper) to the west and the Phasis of Kolkhis (Colchis) to the south.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"From Oceanus and Tethys [were born] the Oceanides . . . Of the same descent Rivers: Strymon, Nile, Euphrates, Tanais, Indus, Cephisus, Ismenus, Axenus, Achelous, Simoeis, Inachus, Alpheus, Thermodon, Scamandrus, Tigris, Maeandrus, Orontes."
- Hyginus, Fabulae - Latin Mythography C2nd A.D.