Also Itonias (Ἰτωνιάς) and Itonis (Ἰτωνίς), a surname of Athena, derived from the town of Iton, in the south of Phthiotis.1 The goddess there had a celebrated sanctuary and festivals, and is hence also called incola Itoni.2 From Iton her worship spread into Boeotia and the country about lake Copais, where the Pamboeotia was celebrated, in the neighborhood of a temple and grove of Athena.3
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 13.2; Plutarch. Pyrrhus, 26; Polybus, iv, 25; Strabo. Geography ix, p. 435; Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v.; Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, i, 551; on Callimachus' Hymn to Demeter, 75.
- Catullus. Marriage of Thetis and Peleus, 228.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 34.1; iii, 9, in fin.; Plutarch. Amatoriae Narrationes, 4.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 34.1; Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, i, 721.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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