(Βριζώ; Brizṓ). A deity who predicted the future as a person lay sleeping. She was worshipped by Delian women as the protective goddess of boats. They brought her votive offerings in small barks which were not allowed to contain any fish. The name B. was derived from βρίζειν (brízein, ‘to slumber’) (Semus of Delos in Ath. 8,335a-b = FGrH 396F4). B. is explained by  as a goddess who sends the wind and the waves to sleep.
1 H. Usener, Götternamen, 1896, 147.
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Bloch, René (Berne),
Brill’s New Pauly
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