"Sparkling." The daughter of Proetus, and a companion of the goddess Artemis. She was killed by Artemis after she had became by Zeus the mother of Locrus; others say that she died as virgin. Her shade appeared to Odysseus.
Maera was represented by Polygnotus in the Lesche at Delphi.1
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- Eustathius on Homer, p. 1688.
- Homer. Odyssey xii, 325.