), a daughter of the river-god Maeander, and wife of Ancaeus, by whom she became the mother of Samos. (Paus. 7.4.2
.) Samia also occurs as a surname of Hera, which is derived from her temple and worship in the island of Samos. (Hdt. 3.60
; Paus. 7.4.4
; Tac. Ann. 4.14
; comp. HERA.)
There was also a tradition that Hera was born or at least brought up in Samos. (Paus. l.c. ;
Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod.