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For the village in Azerbaijan, see Gərənə.

Gerana was a queen of the Pygmy folk in Greek mythology. She boasted to be more beautiful than the goddess Hera and was transformed by the angry goddess into a crane (Greek γέρανος geranos). The bird descendants of Gerana waged an eternal war on the Pygmies during their winter migration to the shores of the river Oceanus.[1]

Gerana was otherwise[2] known as Oenoe.


  1. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 6.89 - 91
  2. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses, 16