AttestedAtina at position 293 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  An island off western Scotland, possibly Muck if the Cosmography listed names in a reasonable order for sailing.

Name Origin:  Resembles the goddess Αθηνα/Athena, or the town Atina near Rome.

Notes  Richmond & Crrawford translated *atina as ‘duck’, possibly thinking of Petronius’ word anatina ‘pertaining to ducks’.

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