Arethusa Name Meaning & Origin

Arethusa

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Arethusa is the name of various ancient fountains in Chalcis, Ithaca, Leucas, Elis, Smyrna, and Sicily.
Arethusa is a genus of orchid.
Arethusa was an ancient city in ancient Macedonia.
Arethusa is the name of a scholarly, academic journal.
Arethusa Falls is a waterfall in New Hampshire, USA.

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The Greek name Arethusa (Ἀρέθουσα) means "the waterer."

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In Greek mythology, Arethusa was a nymph and daughter of Nereus.
"Arethusa" is the title of a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
"Shanty For The Arethusa" is a song by The Decemberists.
Arethusa is a character in Vikentios Kornaros' early 17th century romance entitled Erotokritos.
Arethusa is the name of an encryption system in Neal Stephenson's 1999 novel Cryptonomicon.

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