In Greek mythology, the name Asterodia, Asterodeia, or Asterodea (/æstəˈrɒdiə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀστεροδεία, Ἀστεροδία) refers to:


  1. ^ Hard, pp. 435, 565
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.4
  3. ^ Hesiod, Ehoiai fr. 58
  4. ^ Smith, "Phocus".
  5. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 939
  6. ^ Scholia on Iliad, 2.520
  7. ^ Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 3.241–243; for her parents see Conti, p. 478 n. 23; Preston's note to Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 3.330 "Asterodea" (p. 168); scholia on Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 3.242 (Parisian, Florentine).
  8. ^ Smith, Endymion
  9. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 5.1.4
  10. ^ Pherecydes in scholia on Homer, Odyssey, 15.16


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