Asteria (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Asteria (/əˈstɪəriə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀστερία, "of the stars, starry one") was a name attributed to the following eleven individuals:

Christoph Willibald Gluck gave the name Asteria to one of the characters in his 1765 opera Telemaco, though the name did not appear in Homer's Odyssey on which the opera was based.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony, 404ff.
  2. ^ Bibliotheca 2. 1. 5
  3. ^ Suda s. v. Alkyonides
  4. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Hydissos
  5. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 139, citing Pherecydes of Leros
  6. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 53
  7. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 939
  8. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 450
  9. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 16.3 (on-line text)
  10. ^ Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum 4. 8185 (painting on François Vase)