Chione (daughter of Callirrhoe)
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|Chione or Khionê|
|Transformed into a snow|
|Abode||River Nile in Egypt|
|Parents||Callirhoe and Nilus|
In Greek mythology, Chione (Ancient Greek: Χιονη) or Khionê was the daughter of the Oceanid Callirrhoe and Nilus. She was raped by a local peasant and transformed into a snow cloud by Hermes at the order of Zeus. From the clouds she cast snow (khiôn) upon the desert. The Greek word for snow (χιών chiōn) was thought to have come from her name.
- Maurus Servius Honoratus, Commentary on the Aeneid of Vergil Book 4.250. Edited by Georgius Thilo.
- Anderson, Graham (2000). Fairytale in the Ancient World. London: Routledge.
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