Amarynthus (Gr. Template:Polytonic) was in Greek mythology a hunter of Artemis, from whom the town of Amarynthus in Euboea (Stephanus of Byzantium says that it was Euboea itself) was be­lived to have derived its name.[1] From this hero, or rather from the town of Amarynthus, Artemis derived the surname Amarynthia or Amarysia, under which she was wor­shipped there and also in Attica.[2][3][4]


  1. Strabo, Geographica x. p. 448
  2. Pausanias, Description of Greece i. 31. § 3
  3. Dict. of Ant. s.v. Template:Polytonic
  4. Template:Cite encyclopedia



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