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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
in Greek mythology, was a nurse of Hyllus, who built for the father of her charge, Hercules, a temple at Ira, in Messenia, in remembrance of whom Presphontes called this city Abia.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Abia'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/abia.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.