Nymph who discovered and taught the use of honey. She hid Zeus from his father, Cronus , who was intent on devouring his progeny. Rather than feeding the baby milk, Melissa which means “honey bee”, fed him honey , giving him a permanent taste for it even once he came to rule on Mount Olympus. Cronus became aware of Melissa’s role and changed her into a worm. Zeus however , took pity and transformed her into a beautiful bee.