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Βρυτη

A daughter of Ares (Mars) and an attendant of Artemis; her legend was identical with that of Britomartis. She was loved by Minos and threw herself into the sea where her body was recovered in a fisherman's net. A plague broke out and the oracle pronounced that to bring it to an end she must be accorded divine honours under the name of Diana Dictynna (Artemis of the net).

{E2 DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY}

Table of Sources
- Mythog. Vat. 2, 26 (Bode, Script. Rer. Myth.)

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