Anthedon (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, there were several people named Anthedon (Ἀνθηδών) — at least two male and one female.

The USS Anthedon, a submarine tender ship of the United States Navy, was named after this mythological figure with seagoing associations.[5][6]


  1. Mnaseas in Athenaeus, Banquet of the Learned, 7. 296B
  2. Glaukos, Theoi Project
  3. Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Anthedon
  4. Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.22.5.
  5. Commander Robert Loys Sminkey (USN ret'd), USS Anthedon (AS-24) - Ship's History, accessed July 15, 2008
  6. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Anthedon.