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In Greek mythology, there were several people named Anthedon.

Anthedon is possibly the father of Glaucus, a sea god – whose mother might have been Alcyone.[1] According to Greek traveler Pausanias, Anthedon may have been the naiad nymph of the town of Anthedon in Boeotia.[2]

The USS Anthedon, a submarine tender ship of the United States Navy, was named after this mythological figure with seagoing associations.[3][4]

References Edit

  1. Glaukos, Theoi Project
  2. Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.22.5.
  3. Commander Robert Loys Sminkey (USN ret'd), USS Anthedon (AS-24) - Ship's History, accessed July 15, 2008
  4. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Anthedon.
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