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

KHIONE (or Chione) was a Naiad nymph of the River Neilos (Nile) in Aigyptos (Egypt) who was raped by a peasant and cast down upon the desert as snow.

PARENTS
NEILOS & KALLIRHOE (Servius on Virgil's Aeneid 4.250)

R. E. Bell, Women of Classical Mythology (sourced from Servius on Virgil's Aeneid 4.250) (English encyclopedia C20th) :
"Khione (Chione) was raped by a peasant in Aigyptos (Egypt). At the command of Zeus, Hermes transported her to the clouds and snow fell on the deserts."


Sources:

  • Women of Classical Mythology - English Encyclopedia of Mythology C20th A.D.

Other references not currently quoted here: Servius on Virgil's Aeneid 4.250