Anthedon (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, there were several people named Anthedon (Ἀνθηδών) — at least two male and one female.

The USS Anthedon, a submarine tender ship of the United States Navy, was named after this mythological figure with seagoing associations.[5][6]


  1. ^ Mnaseas in Athenaeus, Banquet of the Learned, 7. 296B
  2. ^ Glaukos, Theoi Project
  3. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Anthedon
  4. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.22.5.
  5. ^ Commander Robert Loys Sminkey (USN ret'd), USS Anthedon (AS-24) - Ship's History, accessed July 15, 2008
  6. ^ Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Anthedon.