Of Anthedon (town)
ANTHEDON was the Naiad-nymph of the well or fountain of the town of Anthedon in Boiotia (central Greece).
Perhaps a daughter of the River ASOPOS
ANTHEDON. Anthedon derived its name from a nymph Anthedon. (Paus. ii. 30. § 7, &c., ix. 22. § 5.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. 22. 5 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"Some say that the city [of Anthedon in Boiotia] received its name from a Nymphe called Anthedon."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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