), a prophetic goddess of the island of Delos, who sent dreams and revealed their meaning to man. Her name is connected with βρίζειν
, to fall asleep.
The women of Delos offered sacrifices to her in vessels of the shape of boats, and the sacrifices consisted of various things; but fishes were never offered to her. Prayers were addressed to her that she might grant everything that was good, but especially, that she might protect ships. (Athen. 8.335
; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1720
; Hesych. s. v. Βριζόμαντις