A surname of Athena, under which she was worshiped in Megara.1 The word αἴθυια (aithuia) signifies a diver, and figuratively a ship, so that the name must have reference to the goddess teaching the art of ship-building or navigation.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 5.3; 41.6; Lycophron. Alexandra, 359.
- Tzetzes on Lycophron, l.c.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.