CREUSA

A daughter of Priam and Hecabe, and the wife of Aeneas, who became by her the father of Ascanius and Iulus. (Apollod. iii. 12. § 5.) When Aeneas fled from Troy, she followed him; but she was unable to discover his traces, and disappeared. Aeneas then returned to seek her. She then appeared to him as a shade, consoled him, revealed to him his future fate, and informed him that she was kept back by the great mother of the gods, and was obliged to let him depart alone. (Virg. Aen. ii. 725, 738, 752, 769, 775, &c.)