A surname of Artemis, derived from the town of Caryae in Laconia, or from Carya, the beloved of Dionysus who was changed into a nut tree. Here the statue of the goddess stood in the open air, and maidens celebrated a festival to her every year with dances.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 10.8; iv, 16.5.
- Servius on Virgil's Eclogues viii, 30.
- 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.