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Chryse is a name occurring in Ancient Greek geography, reported by ancient authors to have referred to the following places:
- Chryse is an island in the Mediterranean where, in Greek mythology, Philoctetes was bitten by a snake.
- Chrysē nēsos (Golden Island), an ancient poetical name for the island Thasos, after its gold mines
- Chryse or Chrysea, an island near Crete, now Gaidaronisi
- Chryse is the Greek short name of gold-producing Chryse Chersonesos (The Golden Peninsula) in the East Indies, which may have referred to Malay peninsula.
- Chryse is the name that was applied by the geographer Ptolemy to the Philippines which means isle of gold.
- Homer, Iliad, 1. 30
- Arrian in Eustathius on Dionysius Periegetes, 589
- Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Khrysē
- Plutarch, Life of Theseus, 27. 3
- Legeza, Laszlo. "Tantric Elements in pre-Hispanic Philippines Gold Art," Arts of Asia, July-Aug. 1988, pp.129-136. (Mentions gold jewelry of Philippine origin in first century CE Egypt)
- Peralta, J.T. "Prehistoric gold ornaments from the Central Bank of the Philippines," Arts of Asia 1981, no.4, p.54.
- Villegas, Ramon N. Ginto: History Wrought in Gold, Manila: Bangko Central ng Pilipinas, 2004.