Dia (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Dia (Greek: Δία or Δῖα, "heavenly", "divine" or "she who belongs to Zeus") may refer to:

  • Dia, a goddess venerated at Phlius and Sicyon. She was seen by the locals as identical to Hebe and/or Ganymeda.[1][2]
  • Dia, alternate name for Hippodamia the wife of Pirithous (thus daughter-in-law of another Dia).[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Strabo, Geographica 8. 6. 24, cf. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 13. 3 for Ganymeda
  2. ^ "Only another name for Hebe, the daughter of Hera", according to Karl Kerenyi (The Gods of the Greeks, 1951, p.159), who adds "and indeed was probably the name for Hera herself, as 'she who belongs to Zeus' or 'the heavenly one'—for this is the meaning of the word."
  3. ^ Homer, Iliad 14.317; scholia on Iliad, 1. 268; on Odyssey, 11. 631; Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 69. 3; Eustathius on Homer, § 101. 3; Hyginus, Fabulae, 155; scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3. 62; Nonnus, Dionysiaca 7. 110-128; scholia on Pindar's Pythian Ode 2. 21 (39)
  4. ^ Robert Graves, The Greek Myths 1960 §63a
  5. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron 480; scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 1213; Etymologicum Magnum, 288. 33 (under Dryops)
  6. ^ Scholia on Odyssey, 10. 6
  7. ^ Scholia on Iliad, 2. 212
  8. ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades, 7. 888
  9. ^ Scholia on Shield of Heracles, 178