(Greek mythology) The daughter of Cinyras, king of Cyprus, who tricks her father into having sexual intercourse with her and escapes the king's wrath by being transformed into a myrrh tree, later giving birth to Adonis.
From LatinMyrrha, from Ancient Greek Μύῤῥα (Murrha).
Queen Mary, who was by Gladiator out of a daughter of Plenipotentiary and Myrrha by Whalebone, when mated with Melbourne produced Blink Bonny (winner of the Derby and Oaks); when mated with Mango and Lanercost she produced Haricot, dam of Caller Ou (winner of the St Leger).
Guiccioli (1823) Sultan (,8,6) 'Muley (,8,o), Clare (1824) BlairAthol*: (1861) Comus (1809) Humphrey Clinker (1822) Clinkerina (1812) Melbourne (1834) Daughter of (1825) Daughter of (1818) Blink Bonny*t (1854) Partisan (1811) Gladiator (1833) Pauline (1826) Queen Mary (:843) Plenipotentiary* (1831) Daughter of (1840) Myrrha (1830) * Winner of the Derby.
14.4), he was the son of the Syrian king Theias by his daughter Smyrna (Myrrha), who had been inspired by Aphrodite with unnatural love.
Cinna's chief work was a mythological epic poem called Smyrna, the subject of which was the incestuous love of Smyrna (or Myrrha) for her father Cinyras, treated after the manner of the Alexandrian poets.