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AMNI´SUS (Ἀμνισός, a town in the N. of Crete, and the harbour of Cnossus in the time of Minos, was situated at the mouth of a river of the same name (the modern Aposelemi). It possessed a sanctuary of Eileithyia, and the nymphs of the river, called Ἀμνισιάβες and Ἀμνισίδες, were sacred to this goddess. (Hom. Od. 19.188; Strab. p. 476; Apollon. 3.877; Callim. Hymn. in Dian. 15; Steph. B. sub voce

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    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.188
    • Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.877
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