2. A son of Hephaestus, from whom Aethiopia was believed to have derived its name. (Plin. Nat. 6.35; Nat. Com. 2.6.) [L.S]
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.