), or MENTHA, a Cocythian nymph, and beloved by Hades, was metamorphosed by Demeter or Persephone into a plant called after her μίνθη
, or mint, or, according to others, she was changed into dust, from which Hades caused the mint plant to grow forth.
In the neighbourhood of Pylos there was a hill called after her, and at its foot there was a temple of Pluto, and a grove of Demeter. (Strab. viii. p.344
; Ov. Met. 10.729
; Oppian, Hal.
3.486; Schol. ad Nicand. Alex.