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Metanira

or Metaneira

[met-uh-nahy-ruh] /ˌmɛt əˈnaɪ rə/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
queen of Eleusis, who took Demeter in to nurse her child.
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  • Detected one night by Metanira, she was compelled to reveal herself as Demeter, the goddess.

  • But Queen Metanira, as was very natural, had a great curiosity to know precisely what the nurse did to her child.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne

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