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Thyia, Thy(i)ades
(156 words)

(Θυία/Thyía, Θυῖα/Thyîa, Θυίη/Thyíē, plural Θυῖαι/Thyîai; Θυ(ι)άς/Thy(i)ás, plural Θυ(ι)άδες/Thy(i)ádes, 'stormers').

[German version]

[1] Eponymous Nymph of a Delphic sanctuary

Eponymous Nymph of a small Delphic sanctuary (Hdt. 7,178), considered to be the first priestess of Dionysus in Delphi (Paus. 10,6,4).

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[2] Term for worshippers of Dionysus

Primarily in the plural, a term for (female) worshippers of Dionysus, in poetry us…

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Johannsen, Nina (Kiel), “Thyia, Thy(i)ades”, 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 18 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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