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.

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