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date: 06 December 2022



  • Andrew Brown


Sister of *Leto and mother, by Perses, of *Hecate (Hes. Theog. 409–12). She was pursued by *Zeus and leapt, or was thrown, into the sea, becoming the island of *Ortygia or *Delos (*Pindar, Paean 7b. 42–52; *Callimachus (3), Hymn 4. 36–40). So Asteria (meaning ‘Starry’) became a name of the island where her sister Leto would later give birth (Pind. Paean 5.


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