THERO

ΘΗΡΩ

1. The nurse of Ares, from whom he was believed to have received the surname of Thereitas, though Pausanias thinks that this name arose from the fierceness of the god. A sanctuary of Ares Thereitas stood on the road from Sparta to Therapne, with a statue which the Dioscuri were said to have brought from Colchis. (Paus. iii. 19. § 8.)

2. A daughter of Phylas, became by Apollo the mother of Chaeron. (Paus. ix. 40. § 3.)