Mythology & Beliefs: Celaeno
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Celaeno was one of several Pleiades.
Celaeno in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
（Κελαινώ), a Pleiad, daughter of Atlas and Pleione, and by
Poseidon the mother of Lycus and Eurypylus, or, according to
others, of Lycus and Chimaereus by Prometheus. (Apollod.
3.10.1; Ov. Ep. 19.135; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. 4.1561;
Tzetz. ad Lycoph 132.)
There are several other mythological beings of this name :
namely, a Harpy (Verg. A. 3.211), a daughter of Ergeus (Hyg.
Fab. 157), a daughter of Hyamus (Paus. 10.6.2), a Danaid
(Strab. xii. p.579; Apollod. 2.1.5), and an Amazon. (Diod.
4.16.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and
mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Celaeno in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Celaeno (pronounced /sɨˈliːnoʊ/;
sometimes Calaeno, Celeno or Kelaino from Κελαινώ, lit. 'the
dark one') referred to several different beings.
Celaeno or Celeno was a monster, a harpy whom Aeneas
encountered at Strophades. She gave him prophecies of his
coming journeys. She was one of three sisters, each of whom
represented a different aspect of a great storm. Her name
means "darkness" or "blackness". She was described as the
lover of the west wind, Zephyrus, and with him bore the
talking horses of Achilles, Balius and Xanthus. She was also
sometimes known as Podarge ("fleet foot"). The harpy Celaeno
also appears as a captive of a traveling witch's Midnight
Carnival, in the Peter S. Beagle classic fantasy novel, The
One of the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, was also called
Celaeno. She was married to Poseidon and with him mother of
Lycus, Nycteus, Eurypylus, and possibly Triton. She was also
said to be mother of Deucalion by Promethius.
One of the Danaids, the daughters of Danaus. Her mother was
Crino. She married Hyperbius, son of Aegyptus and
Celaeno was an amazon. She was killed by Heracles whilst he
was undertaking the ninth labour. - Wikipedia
If you notice a broken link or any error PLEASE report it by clicking HERE
© 1995-2017 Bible History Online