Ianthe (Ἰάνθη; English translation: "purple or violet flower") was a name attributed to three figures in Greek mythology.

  • Ianthe was a Cretan girl who was betrothed to Iphis. Iphis was a woman raised as a man; she also fell in love with Ianthe and prayed to the gods to allow the two women to marry. She was changed by Isis into a man, and became Ianthe's husband.
  • Ianthe, one of the 3,000 sons and daughters of the Titan Oceanus and Tethys, the Oceanids mentioned in homeric hymn to Demeter, who was one of the nymphs with the Goddess of Spring, Persephone when she was captured by Hades, the God of the Underworld.
  • Ianthe, a young girl, so beautiful that when she died the Gods made purple flowers grow around her grave.

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