The daughter of Belus, sister of Dido. Upon Dido's demise she fled from Africa and arrived at Latium, where Aeneas gave her a hospitable welcome. Dido's shade warned her against the jealous Lavinia, Aeneas' wife. Anna threw herself into the river Numicius and drowned.

According to some she was later venerated as Anna Perenna, yet others argue that the name is not at all connected to Dido's sister.



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  • Virgil. Aeneid iv.