That is, the soother or propitiator (from μελισσω or μειλίσσω), a surname of Artemis as the goddess of the moon, in which capacity she alleviates the suffering of women in childbed.
- Porphyry. On the Cave of the Nymphs, p. 261.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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