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Acraea

Acraea (Greek: Ἀκραία) was a name that had several uses in Greek and Roman mythology.

  • Acraea was a daughter of the river-god Asterion near Mycenae, who together with her sisters Euboea and Prosymna (Πρόσυμνα) acted as nurses to Hera. A hill Acraea opposite the temple of Hera near Mycenae derived its name from her.
  • Acraea and Acraeus are also epithets given to various goddesses and gods whose temples were situated upon hills, such as Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Pallas, Artemis, and others.

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