A nymph who was said to have discovered the use of honey, and from whom bees were believed
to have received their name (μέλισσαι
). There can be no
doubt, however, that her name really came from μέλι
“honey,” and was hence given to nymphs. The name was commonly given to
priestesses of Demeter, Persephoné, Apollo, and Artemis.
The wife of Periander and daughter of Procles. She was slain by her husband.
A village of Phrygia Magna containing the tomb of Alcibiades, of whom the emperor Hadrian
caused a marble statue to be erected there.