Delos (clear) In Greek legend, a small island in the Cyclades, where Apollo and Artemis were born on Mount Cynthos. Poseidon raised it from the sea as a place of refuge for their mother, Leto, to escape the wrath of Hera, the ever-jealous wife of Zeus. Referring to their birthplace, Apollo was sometimes called Delius, and Artemis was called Delia. Delos’s king was Anius.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
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