Daphnaea (Δαφναία) and Daphnaeus (Δαφναῖος), surnames of Artemis and Apollo respectively, derived from δάφνη (daphnē), a laurel, which was sacred to Apollo. In the case of Artemis it is uncertain why she bore that surname, and it was perhaps merely an allusion to her statue being made of laurel-wood.



  • Eutropius, vi, 11.
  • Justinus, xv, 4.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 24.6.
  • Philostratus. Vita Apollonii i, 16.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Strabo. Geography xvi, p. 750.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.