A surname of Artemis, who was represented as a huntress with her chiton girt up. Others derived the name from the Attic village of Chitone, or from the circumstance of the clothes in which newly-born children were dressed being sacred to her.
Her festival of the Chitonia (Χιτώνλα) was celebrated at Chitone.
- Callimachus. Hymn to Artemis, 225.
- Scholiast on Callimachus. Hymn to Zeus, 77.
- 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.