The people of Pieria were supposed to have been of Thracian origin.
The Pieria rapæ, or imported cabbage butterfly (Fig. 253, male) is now also abundant.
They also held Pieria, and Peonia, and all the sea coast region.
Meanwhile let the maidens of Pieria attend thee; and, with me for guide, ascend into the groves of high Parnassus.'
They were likewise to be found in the countries of Edonia, Pieria, and Peonia: in one of which they founded a city and temple.
Pieria's: used for Pierian, from Pierus, a mountain of Thessaly sacred to the muses.
There were however some curious hymns, which used to be of old sung in Pieria, and Samothracia; and which Onomacritus copied.
The principal place of his residence is thought to have been in Pieria near mount Hmus.
Alorus is considered as belonging to Bottiæa and Pydna to Pieria.
The oldest seat of the worship of the Muses was Pieria in Thrace, where they were supposed to have first seen the light of day.