Or Attis (Ἄττις), a daughter of Cranaus, from whom Attica, which was before called Actaea, was believed to have derived its name.1
The two birds into which Philomela and her sister Procne were metamorphosed, were likewise called Attis.2
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 2.5.
- Martial, i, 54. 9; v, 67. 2
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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