MAEONIDES

ΜΑΙΟΝΙΔΗΣ

1. Properly a son of Maeon, the husband of Dindyme, who was the mother of Cybele, or a native of Maeonia, which was the ancient name of a portion of Lydia, but was also applied to the whole country of Lydia.

2. As Homer was believed by some to have been a native of Lydia, lie is sometimes called Maeonides, or the Maeonian bard.

3. The feminine form of this patronymic, Maeonis, also occurs as a surname of Omphale (Ov. Fast. ii. 310), and of Arachne (Ov. Met. vi. 103), because both were Lydians.