And Delia (Δηλία), surnames of Apollo and Artemis respectively, which are derived from the island of Delos the birthplace of those two divinities.1 They are likewise applied, especially in the plural, to other divinities that were worshiped in Delos, viz. Demeter, Aphrodite, and the nymphs.2



  1. Virgil. Aeneid vi, 12; Eclogues, vii, 29; C. Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica i, 446; Orphic Hymn 33, 8.
  2. Aristophanes. Thesmophoriazusae, 333; Callimachus. Hymn to Artemis, 169; Hymn to Delos, 323; Homer. Hymn to Apollo, 157.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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