Kallone

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Kallone (Greek Καλλονή "beauty") is one third of the Greek trio of gods comprising Fate, Birth and Beauty; or Moira, Eileithyia and Kallone respectively. She is described in Plato's Symposium as an aspect of birth:

This thing, pregnancy and bringing to birth, is divine, and it is immortal in the animal that is mortal. It is impossible for this to happen in the unfitting; and the ugly is unfitting with everything divine, but the beautiful is fitting. So Kallone is the Moira and Eileithyia for birth.

She is described by mythologist Seth Benardete as a cult name for Artemis-Hecate.

References[edit]

  • Seth Benardete (trans.) (2001). Plato's Symposium. University of Chicago Press.