PHANOTHEA

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PHANO′THEA (Phanothea) was the wife of the Athenian Icarius. [See ICARIUS, No. 1.] She was said to have invented the hexameter. (Clem. Alex. Stromin. i. p. 366.) Porphyrits designates her as the Delphic priestess of Apollo (hê Delphou. Stob. Florileg. xxi. 26.)