A daughter of Boreas, and one of the Hyperborean maidens, who were believed to have introduced the worship of Artemis in Delos.

The name Hecaerge signifies hitting at a distance; and it is not improbable that the story of the Hyperborean maiden may have arisen out of an attribute of Artemis, who bore the surname of Hecaerge.1 Compare Hecaergus.



  1. Antoninus Liberalis, 13.


  • Callimachus. Hymn to Delos, 292.
  • Herodotus. Histories iv, 35.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 43.4; v, 7.4.
  • 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.