A surname of Athena, under which she had a temple in the Attic port of Phaleron, and in the island of Salamis.1 In the month of Scirophorion a festival was celebrated at Athens in honor of her, which was called σκιραφόρια (skiraphoria).2
The foundation of the temple at Phaleron is ascribed by Pausanias to a soothsayer, Scirus of Dodona, who is said to have come to Attica at the time when the Eleusinians were at war with king Erechtheus.3
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 1.4; Herodotus. Histories viii, 94.
- Harpocrates, s.v. Σκίρον.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 36.3; comp. Strabo. Geography ix, p. 393; Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Σκίρος.
- 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.