and DAPHNAEUS (Δαφναία
), surnames of Artemis and Apollo respectively, derived from δάφνη
, a laurel, which was sacred to Apollo.
In the case of Artemis it is uncertain why she bore that surname, and it was perhaps merely an allusion to her statue being made of laurel-wood (Paus. 3.24.6
; Strab. xvi. p.750
; Philostr. Vit. Apollon.
1.16; Eutrop. 6.11
; Just. 15.4