Abia (mythology)

Abia ( Ἀβία ancient Greek ) In Greek mythology, the nurse of Heracleidae Glenos, a son of Heracles and Deianira the.

After Hyllus, the leader of the Dorians during the Dorian invasion and brother of Glenos, is thrown back from the Peloponnese to Abia refuge in since Homer Ira ( Ἰρή ) known city in Messinia and built there a shrine for Heracles. After taking the Peloponnese by the Dorians, the city of Cresphontes of Abia will be renamed in honor in Abia.

The city later became the boundary between Messenia and Laconia.