In Greek mythology, Idyia (Ancient Greek: Ἰδυῖα, romanizedIdyîa) or Eidyia (Ancient Greek: Εἰδυῖα, romanizedEidyîa; /ˈd.ə/) was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys,[1] and queen to Aeëtes, king of Colchis.[2] She was the mother of Medea, Chalciope and Absyrtus.[3][4] According to Apollonius of Rhodes, she was the youngest of the Oceanides.[5] Her name means "the fair-faced"[6] or "the knowing one"[7] derived from the Greek word εἴδω (eídō) meaning "to see" or "to know".

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  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 352
  2. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3.241–244, 269
  3. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 960; Apollodorus, 1.9.23; Hyginus, Fabulae 25
  4. ^ Accounts vary on the name of Absyrtus' mother, and only Apollodorus (1.9.23) seems to consider him full brother of Medea; see Absyrtus.
  5. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 3.243–244.
  6. ^ Bane, Theresa (2013). Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. p. 119. ISBN 9780786471119.
  7. ^ Bane, Theresa (2013). Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. p. 189. ISBN 9780786471119.

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