ANTHEIA

ΑΝΘΕΙΑ

1. The blooming, or the friend of flowers, a surname of Hera, under which she had a temple at Argos. Before this temple was the mound under which the women were buried who had come with Dionysus from the Aegean islands, and had fallen in a contest with the Argives and Perseus. (Paus. ii. 22. § 1.)

2. Antheia was used at Gnossus as a surname of Aphrodite. (Hesych. s. v.)

3. The nymph of flowers who occurs as an attendant of Aphrodite in Athenian vase painting.