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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 3 (search)
Tzetzes mentions, but
afterwards rejects, the view that Myrrha, the mother of Adonis, was a daughter of Thias
（Scholiast on Lycophron 829, 831）. Hyginus says that
Cinyras, the father of Adonis, was king of Assyria （Hyginus, Fab.
58）. This traditional connexion of Adonis with Assyria may well be due
to a well-founded belief that the religion of Adonis, though best known to the Greeks in
Syria and Cyprus, had originated in Assyria or rather in Babylonia, where he was worshipped under the name of Dumuzi or Tammuz.
See Adonis, Attis, Osiris, 3rd ed., i.6ff. who had a
daughter Smyrna. In consequence of the wrath
of Aphrodite, for she did not honor the goddess, this
Smyrna conceived a passion for her father, and with the complicity of her
nurse she shared her father's bed without his knowledge for twelve nights. But when he was
aware of it, he drew his sword and pursued her, and being overtaken she