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In Greek mythology, Adrasteia (also spelled Adrastia, Adrastea, Adrestea, Adastreia) was a nymph who was charged by Rhea to raise the infant Zeus in secret to protect him from his father Cronus (Krónos). Adrasteia and her sister Ida, the nymph of Mount Ida, who also cared for the infant Zeus, were perhaps the daughters of Melisseus.
-- LMS  7/31/2007
This name means "inescapable."
It's an epithet used for both Nemesis and Anankê (Necessity).
-- asterope  11/8/2010
Adrasteia is the feminine form of Greek Adrastos, commonly known to mean "Inescapable" and/or "Not Running Away." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for the infant Zeus, and is also an epithet belonging to the goddess Nemesis.

Native spelling: Ἀδράστεια.
-- Francesca  11/30/2010

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