Or Melissos (Μέλισσος), an ancient king of Crete, who, by Amalthea, became the father of the nymphs Adrasteia and Ide, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be brought up.1 Other accounts call the daughters of this king Melissa and Amalthea.2
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 1.6; Hyginus. Poetical Astronomy ii, 13.)
- Lactantius. Divine Institutes i, 22.19 and 28.
- 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.