Wife of O'beron, king of the fairies. According to the belief
in Shakespeare's age, fairies were the same as the classic nymphs, the
attendants of Diana. The queen of the fairies was therefore Diana
herself, called Titania by Ovid (Metamorphoses, iii. 173). (Keightley: Fairy Mythology.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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