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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΧρυσηις Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Patronymic derived from CHRYSES. In Greek legend she was the daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo. After she was taken prisoner by the Greeks besieging Troy, Apollo sent a plague into their camp, forcing the Greeks to release her.
Other Languages & CulturesCressida Literature
User SubmissionChryséis

Categories

Greek mythology, Iliad characters, legend, mythology
Entry updated December 8, 2017