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*Da/eira or Δαῖρα), that is, "the knowing," a divinity connected with the Eleusinian mysteries. According to Pausanias (1.38.7) she was a daughter of Oceanus, and became by Hermes the mother of Eleusis; but others called her a sister of Styx; while a third account represents her as identical with Aphrodite, Demeter, Hera, or Persephone. (Apollon. 3.847; Eustath, ad Hom. p. 648.)


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