The nurse of Heracles' son Glenus. When Hyllus and the Dorians were defeated by the Achaeans, Abia withdrew to Ire, and settling there built a temple to Heracles. For this reason, Cresphontes, a descendant of Heracles, amongst other honors assigned to her, renamed the city after Abia.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece iv, 30.1.