The mother of Adonis as Myrrha. She was the daughter of either the Cyprian king Cinyras by Cenchreis, or of the Assyrian king Theias by Oreithya. She is said to have given her name to the town of Smyrna.

She is also called Moira.1



  1. Scholiast on Theocritus, i, 109.


  • Antoninus Liberalis, 34.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses x, 435.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 14.4.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.