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For the ancient area in Southwestern Persia see Cissia (area).

Cissia is a genus of satyrid butterfly found in the Neotropic ecozone.

Cissia (area)

In the Persian Empire Cissia(Κισσία) was a very fertile district of Susiana, on the Choaspes. According to Herodotus, the inhabitants, Cissii, were a 'wild', free people, resembling the Persians in their manners.

Herodotus and other ancient Greek writers sometimes referred to the region around Susa as "Cissia", a variant of the Kassite name. However, it is not clear if Kassites were actually living in that region so late.