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In Greek myth Melissa is the name of a nymph Who first discovered honey. She may ultimately be of Minoan origin, as Her father is said to have been one Melisseus, with a type of name that is pre-Greek. She is said to have been one of the nurses of Zeus, Who was hidden in a cave on Mount Ida in Crete. Her name means ‘Honeybee’.

The priestesses of Demeter were also known as Melissae, ‘Bees’; and sometimes Artemis is called Melissa, as the Goddess of birth (as bees are said to represent souls).

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