God Zeus was fed and kept alive, by Amalthea and her sister Melissa (Bee). The young god has been fed with milk and honey. Melissa became the “queen bee” by god Zeus himself, later.
Melissai (“melisses”) were called the priestesses of the Great Mother, while the queen bee (or Mother) was the high priestess, the mother of the hive. (This tradition has not yet been completely lost in Hellas, as long as we can take a close look at the shape of the buildings of Mycenae) …
May the divine Nectar, that nourished the new god, flow to the lips of us all.