Arethusa means "the waterer".

1. In Greek mythology, Arethusa (Ἀρέθουσα) was one of the Hesperides

Coin from Syracuse 5th century BC, Arethusa, galloping quadriga driven by charioteer; Nike flying above, crowning the charioteer

2. A nymph, daughter of Nereus (making her a Nereid), Arethusa ran from a suitor, Alpheus, the river god, making her way to Sicily. Artemis changed her into a fountain. Alpheus swam underground and mingled his waters with hers.

The Fount of Arethusa (Source)

The Fount of Arethusa, in the Ortygia island. a fountain near Syracuse, Sicily. According to a legend, the nymph Arethusa, hunted by Alpheus, took shelter here, turning into a fount

Arethusa occasionally appeared on coins as a young girl with a net in her hair and fish around her head.

Arethusa , Greece, Drachmae (Inflation) 1944

Asteroid 95 Arethusa

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