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Messe'ne

Μεσσήνη), a daughter of Triopas, and wife of Polycaon, whom she induced to take possession of the country which was called after her, Messenia. She is also said to have introduced there the worship of Zeus and the mysteries of the great goddess of Eleusis. In the town of Messene she was honoured with a temple and heroic worship. (Paus. 4.1. §§ 2, &c., 3.6, 27.4, 31.9.)

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