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Philyra was an Oceanid, a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, the second oldest Oceanid according to Callimachus. Chiron was her son by Cronus, who chased her and consorted with her in the shape of a stallion, hence the half-human, half-equine shape of their offspring; this was said to have taken place on Mount Pelion. When she gave birth to her son, she was so disgusted by how he looked that she abandoned him at birth, and implored the gods to transform her into anything other than anthrpomorphic as she could not bear the shame of having had such a monstrous child; the gods changed her into a linden tree. Yet in some versions Philyra and Chariclo, the wife of Chiron, nursed the young Achilles; Chiron's dwelling on Pelion where his disciples were reared was known as "Philyra's cave". Chiron was often referred to by the matronymic Philyrides or the like.
Wife of Nauplius
Daughter of Asopus
- ↑ Callimachus, Hymn 1 to Zeus 30 ff
- ↑ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1200
- ↑ Pliny the Elder, Natural History 7. 197
- ↑ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 2. 1231 ff
- ↑ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1. 554
- ↑ Callimachus, Hymn 4 to Delos 104 ff
- ↑ Hyginus, Fabulae, 138
- ↑ Theoi.com: Philyra
- ↑ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4. 813
- ↑ Pindar, Pythian Ode 4. 102 ff
- ↑ Pindar, Nemean Ode 3. 43
- ↑ Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 48. 40
- ↑ Callimachus, Hymn 4 to Delos, 118
- ↑ Pindar, Pythian Ode 3. 1
- ↑ Hesiod, Theogony, 1002
- ↑ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1. 554
- ↑ Argonautica Orphica, 450
- ↑ Virgil, Georgics 3. 549
- ↑ Hyginus, Fabulae, Preface
- ↑ Suda s.v. Aphroi
- ↑ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 2. 1. 5, citing the Nostoi
- ↑ Source: Papyrus Larousse Britannica.
- ↑ Scholia on Pindar, Pythian Ode 9. 27a
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