A surname of Artemis at Amarynthus in Euboea. Her festival, the Amarynthia or Amarysia (Ἀμαρύσια), was celebrated there with extraordinary splendor, but it was also solemnized in several places in Attica, such as Athmone. Pausanias says that the Athenians held a festival in honor of the same goddess, and in no way less splendid than that in Euboea. Strabo1 mentions an inscription on a column in the temple of Artemis Amarynthia which stated that the Eretrians at one time celebrated the festival with a procession of three thousand heavy-armed men, six hundred horsemen, and sixty chariots.
- Hesychius, s.v. Ἀμαρύσια.
- Pausanias. Guide to Greece i, 31.5.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities.