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[1] Daughter of Celeus and Metaneira

(Καλλιθόη, Kallithóe, ‘excelling in speed’). Oldest daughter of  Celeus, King of Eleusis, and of  Metaneira. C. and her sisters Callidice, Cleisidice and Demo invited  Demeter, who was grieving for her daughter Persephone, to their home (H. Hom. 2,110).


N. J. Richardson, The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, 1974, 183-185.

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[2] First priestess of Hera

First priestess of Hera Argia's sanctuary in …

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Michel, Raphael (Basle) and Prescendi, Francesca (Geneva), “Callithoe”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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