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Ianthe (Ἰάνθη; English translation: "purple or violet flower") may refer to:

Greek mythology[edit]

  • Ianthe, Cretan girl who married Iphis after Isis turned Iphis from a woman into a man
  • Ianthe, one of the 3,000 Oceanids



  • Ianthe, character in Queen Mab (poem) by Percy Bysshe Shelley who named a daughter Eliza Ianthe (1813 – 1876)
  • Ianthe, love interest of the main character in John William Polidori's The Vampyre
  • Ianthe, character in Roelstra's Line in the Dragon Prince series
  • Ianthe, fictional city in works by Robert E. Howard
  • Ianthe, character in An Unsuitable Attachment, a posthumous work by Barbara Pym
  • Ianthe, character in Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle, a 1957 book by Georgette Heyer
  • Ianthe, a High Priestess in A Court Of Mist And Fury, [Book 2 in A Court Of Thorns And Roses] by Sarah J Mass
  • Ianthe, character in "House of Names ", 2017 book by ,Colm Tobin, sister of Leander