In Greek mythology, Celaeno (pronounced: /sɨˈliːnoʊ/; Ancient Ancient Greek: Κελαινώ Kelaino, lit. 'the dark one', also Celeno or Kelaino, sometimes [misspelled] Calaeno) referred to several different figures.

  • Celaeno, one of the Harpies,[1] whom Aeneas encountered at Strophades. She gave him prophecies of his coming journeys.[2]
  • Celaeno, one of the Pleiades. She was said to be mother of Lycus and Nycteus by Poseidon;[3] of Eurypylus (or Eurytus), King of Cyrene, and Lycaon, also by Poseidon;[4] and of Lycus and Chimaereus by Prometheus.[5]
  • Celaeno, one of the Danaids, the daughters of Danaus. Her mother was Crino. She married and killed Hyperbius, son of Aegyptus and Hephaestine.[6] She was also believed to have had a son Celaenus by Poseidon.[7]
  • Celaeno, an Amazon. She was killed by Heracles whilst he was undertaking the ninth labour.[8]
  • Celaeno, daughter of Hyamus and granddaughter of Lycorus. She was the mother of Delphus by Apollo.[9]


  1. Hyginus, Fabulae, Preface & 14
  2. Virgil, Aeneid, 3. 209-211, with the commentary by Servius
  3. Bibliotheca 3. 10. 1
  4. Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4. 1561
  5. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 132
  6. Bibliotheca 2.1.5.
  7. Strabo, Geography 12. 8. 18
  8. Diodorus Siculus. Library of History, 4.16.3.
  9. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10. 6. 3
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