||Dragon of Pitane
THE DRAKON PITANIOS was a Dragon-serpent turned to stone by the gods in the region of Pitane in Aiolia, Anatolia. There was no doubt some local legend about the creature describing its metamorphosis.
|Probably GAIA, though nowhere stated
Ovid, Metamorphoses 7. 357 (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"Pitane of Aeolis [in Asia Minor], down on the left, where the long Draco lay, a shape of stone."
- Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.