Samia, In Greek mythology, is (1) a daughter of the river god Maeander, who was married to Ancaeus, the son of Neptune and Astypalea, and king of the Leleges, to whom she bore Perilaus, Enudus, Samus, and Alitherses — ancestral heroes of the Samians — and also Parthenope; (2) a surname of Juno, derived from Samos, where a primitive statue in the Egyptian style, the work of Smilis, was erected in her honor.

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