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KHIONE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Χιονη Khionê Chione Snow (khiôn)

KHIONE (or Chione) was a nymph and the consort of Boreas the god of the chill north-wind. She was probably also the goddess of snow (khiôn) as her name suggests.

Khione is connected with Oreithyia ("Mountain Gale") and another Khione ("Snow"), who are elsewhere described as the wife and daughter of the god.

PARENTS
Nowhere stated
OFFSPRING
THE BOREADES HYPERBOREIOI x3 (by Boreas) (Aelian On Animals 11.1)

Aelian, On Animals 11. 1 (trans. Scholfield) (Greek natural history C2nd A.D.) :
"The race of the Hyperboreoi (Hyperboreans) and the honours there paid to Apollon are sung of by poets . . . This god has as [Hyperborean] priests the sons of Boreas (North Wind) and Khione (Chione) (Snow), three in number, brothers by birth, and six cubits in height."


Sources:

  • Aelian, On Animals - Greek Natural History C2nd-3rd A.D.