MELITE

ΜΕΛΙΤΗ

1. A nymph, one of the Nereides, a daughter of Nereus and Doris. (Hom. Il. xviii. 42; Hes. Theog. 246; Apollod. i. 2. § 7; Virg Aen. v. 825.)

2. A Naias, a daughter of the river-god Aegaeus, who became, by Heracles, the mother of Hyllus, in the country of the Phaeacians. (Apollon. Rhod. iv. 538.)

3. A daughter of Erasinus of Argos, was visited by Britomartis. [See BRITOMARTIS.]

4. According to Philochorus (ap. Harpocr. s. v. Melitê), a daughter of Myrmex, from whom the Attic demos of Melite derived its name.