PIERIDES

ΠΙΕΡΙΔΕΣ

And sometimes also in the singular, Pieris, a surname of the Muses, which they derived from Pieria, near Mount Olympus, where they were first worshipped among the Thracians (Hes. Theog. 53; Horat. Carm. iv. 3. 13; Pind. Pyth. vi. 49). Some derived the name from an ancient king Pierus, who is said to have emigrated from Thrace into Boeotia, and established their worship at Thespiae. (Paus. ix. 29. § 2; Eurip. Med. 831; Pind. Ol. xi. 100; Ov. Trist. v. 3. 10; Cic. De Nat. Deor. iii. 21.) [MUSAE.]

The Pierides, by Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), French Symbolist painter

The Pierides, by Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), French Symbolist painter