In Greek Mythology, Castalia was the sister of Callirrhoe. She was the nymph of the Castalian springs, which are found at the foot of Mt. Parnassus, just right under the temple of Delphi.
She was known to inspire the genius of poetry to those who drank her waters.
The water was also used to clean the Delphian temples.
Other forms of the name include:
- Castàlia (Catalan)
- Castalie (French)
- Kastalia (German: virtually unheard of)
- Castália (Portuguese: obscure)