METHYMNAEUS

ΜΗΘΥΜΝΑΙΟΣ

A surname of Dionysus, derived, according to some, from Methymna, rich in vines. (Hesych. s. v. ; Virg. Georg. ii. 20.) Others derived it from methê (sweet or wine), as Plutarch (Sympos. iii. 2) and Athenaeus (viii. p. 363).