Myrrhinus or Myrrinous (Ancient Greek: Μυρρινοῦς) was a deme of ancient Attica. It lay to the east of Prasiae. Artemis Colaenis was worshipped at Myrrhinus;[1][2] and in one of the inscriptions recovered at Merenda mention is made of a temple of Artemis Colaenis.[3]

The site of Myrrhinus is located near modern Merenda.[4][5]



  1. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 1.31.4.
  2. ^ Schol. ad Aristoph. Av. 874
  3. ^ Böckh, Inscr. No. 100.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 59, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  6. ^ Photius, Bibliotheca excerpts, 190.52

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Attica". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

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