Greek mythology, Celaeno (; Ancient Greek: Κελαινώ Kelaino, lit. 'the dark one', also Celeno or Kelaino, sometimes [misspelled] Calaeno) referred to several different figures.
Celaeno, one of the Pleiades. She was said to be mother of Lycus and Nycteus, of King  Eurypylus (or Eurytus) of Cyrene, and of Lycaon, also by Poseidon  Celaeno, one of the
Harpies, whom  Aeneas encountered at Strophades. She gave him prophecies of his coming journeys.  Celaeno, one of the
Danaïdes, the daughters of Danaus. Her mother was Crino. She married and killed Hyperbius, son of Aegyptus and Hephaestine. She was also believed to have had a son  Celaenus by Poseidon.  Celaeno, a
Phocian princess as the daughter of King Hyamus of Hyampolis, son of Lycorus. Her mother was Melantheia ( Melantho), daughter of Deucalion. Celaeno or her sister  Melanis became the mother of  Delphus by Apollo. Celaeno, daughter of
Ergea by Poseidon. She was the mother of  Lycus and Chimaereus by Prometheus.  Celaeno, an Amazon. She was killed by Heracles whilst he was undertaking the ninth labour. 
Astronomical objects [ edit ]
Celaeno, a star in the constellation of Taurus.
In popular culture [ edit ]
The harpy Celaeno appears as a captive of a traveling witch's Midnight Carnival, in the
Peter S. Beagle classic fantasy novel and the The Last Unicorn 1982 film based on the book. Captain Celaeno is the name of the leader of a pirate crew of parrot-like creatures who help the ponies in
. My Little Pony: The Movie Celaena Sardothien, the main character of the
series. Sarah J. Maas, the author has cited Celaeno as her inspiration for the name. Throne of Glass The Celaeno Fragments are a series of occult writings (created by H. P. Lovecraft’s friend and contemporary August Derleth for his series The Trail of Cthulhu) ascribed to Dr Laban Shrewsbury, and written from memory after a series of visits to the Great Library of Celaeno, located in a star system in the Pleiades.
Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, 4.1561
Hyginus, Fabulae Preface & 14
Virgil, 3.209-211 and 245-258, with the commentary by Aeneid Servius
Scholia on Euripides, 1094 Orestes
Murray, John (1833). A Classical Manual, being a Mythological, Historical and Geographical Commentary on Pope's Homer, and Dryden's Aeneid of Virgil with a Copious Index. Albemarle Street, London. p. 78.
Tzetzes on Lycophron, 132
Diodorus Siculus, 4.16.3
References [ edit ]
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Bibliotheca Historica. Vol 1-2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888–1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
Maurus Servius Honoratus, In Vergilii carmina comentarii. Servii Grammatici qui feruntur in Vergilii carmina commentarii; recensuerunt Georgius Thilo et Hermannus Hagen. Georgius Thilo. Leipzig. B. G. Teubner. 1881. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
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Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
Strabo, The Geography of Strabo. Edition by H.L. Jones. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Strabo, Geographica edited by A. Meineke. Leipzig: Teubner. 1877. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.