A beautiful maiden of the island of Cos, of whom Hermochares and Antoninus Liberalis (Met. 1) relates nearly the same story which other writers relate of Cydippe and Acontius. [See ACONTIUS.] Buttmann (Mythol. ii. p. 135, &c.) thinks that Ctesylla was originally an attribute of some ancient national divinity at Ceos -- Aphrodite Ctesylla was worshipped there -- who was believed to have had some love affair with a mortal.