Britomartis

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Britomartis

(brĭt`ōmär`tĭs), in ancient religion and mythology, Cretan goddess, sometimes identified with Artemis. To escape the amorous pursuit of Minos, she jumped into the sea, but fishermen caught her in their nets and transported her to Aegina, where she was worshiped as Aphaea. According to another legend, she vanished in a grove sacred to Artemis and was deified as Dictynna.

Britomartis

Cretan nymph; goddess of hunters and fishermen. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 43]
See: Hunting
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59) The use of Greek, with or without Latin, may suggest that the Viran Episkopi milestone was later than the Rodopou milestone, (60) but it still names Hadrian in the nominative and specifies the sacred treasury of Diktynna as the source of funding.
70) A third Cretan inscription, from Gortyn, records the dedication of a crossroads repaired using the sacred funds of Diktynna in the reign of M.
78) Toward the end of Trajan's reign silver coinage minted by the Cretan Koinon in 115-117, with Diktynna on the reverse, corroborates Trajan's role in the construction and funding of this road.