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  • In Greek mythology, Chryse (Template:Lang-el) was a lover of Ares and mother of Phlegyas.
  • Chryse Island (Greek: Χρύση, Khrýsē) is an island in the Mediterranean where, in Greek mythology, Philoctetes was bitten by a snake.
  • Chryse is the Greek short name of gold-producing Chryse Chersonessos in the East Indies. This name was applied by the geographer Ptolemy to the Philippines[1] which means isle of gold.[2][3] It is located to the east of Khruses Kersonenson (The Golden Peninsula) which refers to Malaysia.
  • Chryse is also the name of a town mentioned in Homer's Iliad, from which Agamemnon took Chryseis.
  • Chryse is a large planitia (low plain) on the planet Mars (see Chryse Planitia)


  1. Legeza, Laszlo. "Tantric Elements in pre-Hispanic Philippines Gold Art," Arts of Asia, July-Aug. 1988, pp.129-136. (Mentions gold jewelry of Philippine origin in first century CE Egypt)
  2. Peralta, J.T. "Prehistoric gold ornaments from the Central Bank of the Philippines," Arts of Asia 1981, no.4, p.54.
  3. Villegas, Ramon N. Ginto: History Wrought in Gold, Manila: Bangko Central ng Pilipinas, 2004.

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