Carya

Carya (nut tree) In Greek mythology, a girl loved by the god Dionysus. After her death she was turned into a walnut tree, and a city in Laconia was named after her. Artemis, who reported the death of Carya, was called Caryatis (of the walnut tree).

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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