"The knowing one." Or Daira (Δαῖρα), that is, "the knowing," a divinity connected with the Eleusinian mysteries. According to Pausanias1 she was a daughter of Oceanus, and became by Hermes the mother of Eleusis; but others called her a sister of Styx; while a third account represents her as identical with Aphrodite, Demeter, Hera, or Persephone.



  1. Description of Greece i, 38.7.


  • Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica iii, 847.
  • Eustathius on Homer, p. 648.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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