His granddaughter Libya in turn became mother to Belus and Agenor. These sons then married (presumably) younger daughters of his son Nilus named Anchinoe and Telephassa respectively. His other children include: Chione, Anippe, and (possibly) Caliadne and Polyxo. Though he represented the Nile, Nilus's overall importance in Greek Mythology is very small. Had he have been an Egyptian god his importance would have been much greater.